Kent News

GPC Begins Construction on MALTRIN® Expansion

WASHINGTON, Indiana (April 15, 2019) — Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, recently broke ground at the site of the new multimillion dollar MALTRIN® expansion at the Washington, Indiana plant. The GPC expansion will create jobs to support construction and future production capacity.

The MALTRIN® expansion project represents a significant capital investment for GPC. This is the largest expansion at the Washington Plant since it started operations. It is fitting to mark this groundbreaking in the year GPC celebrates 20 years of production at its Washington, IN facility.

“GPC is committed to meeting the global demand for MALTRIN®,” said Patrick Homoelle, President of GPC. “This is an important step in meeting that demand and ensuring that we have a continued supply of our highest quality products.”

“We are very fortunate that Kent Corporation and its owners have made this significant investment at GPC Washington,” said John Dudenhoeffer, Plant Manager. “This is a clear indication of their confidence in our community, whether it would be the producers selling us corn, those transporting and warehousing our products, local economic development, or our employees.”

The new production capacity is anticipated to be operational in 2021.

About Kent Corporation

Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA) 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 serves customers across the world and employs approximately two thousand people in its 23 locations across 13 states and three countries.