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Chamber Recognizes Kent Corporation as 75 Year, Founding Member

MUSCATINE, Iowa (April 8, 2019) — Kent Corporation was recently recognized for its long-standing commitment to helping create a prosperous economic and business climate throughout Muscatine County. The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized Kent Corporation at its Annual Meeting, held at the Merrill Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, March 28. This year, the GMCCI is celebrating its 75 year anniversary; Kent Corporation is proud to be a founding member.

“Kent Corporation has long been a very supportive member of GMCCI,” said Greg Jenkins, President and CEO of the GMCCI. “Yes, the company’s financial support is key to sustaining GMCCI, but beyond the dollars, Kent Corporation’s support of the community in so many ways is key to the success of GMCCI. It is the people of Kent who make so many wonderful things happen in Muscatine.”

Kent Corporation believes its deep-rooted relationship with the GMCCI reflects the long-term approach it takes with employees and Muscatine.

“Kent Corporation has an unwavering commitment to the community and economic opportunity through investment in support of business and industry,” said Carol Reynolds, Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Kent Corporation.

The GMCCI was founded in 1944 with member-support from the following companies: Kent Corporation, CBI Bank & Trust, Credit Bureau of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Gallagher Insurance, George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Hahn Ready Mix, Krieger Auto Group, Muscatine Journal, Muscatine Power and Water, Stanley Consultants, and TDT CPAs and Advisors. Today, the GMCCI has 350 members.

About Kent Corporation

Kent Corporation is a diversified, family-owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in  corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacture of food and beverage products. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent family and led by third generation family member, Gage A. Kent. Kent operates in 23 locations across 13 states as well as three international locations, employing approximately two thousand employees who serve customers globally.