WASHINGTON, Indiana (August 19, 2019) – Youth First, Inc., an Evansville, Indiana program that works to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy behaviors in students is the beneficiary of a $10,000 donation by Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) in Washington, Indiana.
Youth First partners with Indiana school districts located in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties to embed social workers, mentors and prevention coaches in school buildings to help students at risk for substance abuse, suicide, violence and harmful behaviors.
GPC is a
subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.
MUSCATINE, Iowa (August 16, 2019) — Student-athletes in the Muscatine Muskies Football program will stay hydrated with Sqwincher this Fall after a large donation from Kent Precision Foods Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation.
“Hydration is extremely important in helping athletes reach their highest level of performance and is essential to their overall health during the season,” said Muscatine High School Head Football Coach Jake Mueller. “We are grateful to Kent Precision Foods Group for the donation of Sqwincher and their commitment to the health and well-being of our players on and off the field.”
Kent Precision Foods Group donated more than 1,400 bottles of Sqwincher, six five-gallon coolers and four cases of liquid concentrate. The Sqwincher formulation is the result of research and development that goes well beyond quenching thirst to deliver rehydration for the toughest of activities. The donation to the Muscatine High School Football program equates to about $3,000 of product.
MUSCATINE, Iowa (July 19, 2019) — The Kent Precision Foods Group Business After Hours event received a record turnout on Thursday, July 18. The event, organized in conjunction with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI), showcased dozens of products proudly produced by Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG).
was, by far, the largest turnout we have ever had without a doubt,” said GMCCI
President & CEO Greg Jenkins, who estimated there were 300 people in
attendance. “It was a really cool crowd, everyone was in great spirits.”
MUSCATINE, Iowa (June 24, 2019) — Employees of Kent Corporation, an Iowa-based company, volunteered their time and efforts on Friday, June 21 to help clean up the Mississippi Riverfront in Muscatine, after more than three months of flooding.
“Muscatine is our home. We have
been here for decades and are committed to being good stewards of the
community, especially in its time of need,” said Carol Reynolds, Corporate
Spokesperson for Kent Corporation. “We are proud to help our community recover
and rebuild in this way.”
MUSCATINE, Iowa (June 14, 2019) — Local and state officials gathered with City of Muscatine staff, members of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the general public to officially open the expansion of the South Houser Street athletic facilities on Wednesday, June 5.
Joining a growing list of recreational amenities on the South Houser Street corridor is the Houser Street Athletic Field Expansion that includes four multi-use athletic fields and a 200-car parking lot. The site is located just west of the Muscatine Soccer Complex and close to Kent Stein Park, the Muscatine Pollinator Park, and the Muscatine Dog Park. Four recreational trails also merge at this location.
Featured speaker for the event was Gage Kent, chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Corporation, who called the Houser Street Athletic Field Expansion the culmination of a 56 year story.
“In 1963 this was just a great big farm,” Kent said. “There were a bunch of city leaders and people within the city that said you know this town needs a ballpark. So, in 1963 the Kent Stein Foundation, now the Kent Corporation Charitable Foundation, contributed 55 acres for the ball parks across the way (Kent Stein Park).”