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Kent Corporation Acquires Flexible Packaging Supplier PouchTec Industries

(Muscatine, IA) – Kent Corporation, a family-owned food products and animal feed manufacturer, has acquired privately held PouchTec Industries, a food and liquid packaging company based in Foley, Minnesota.PouchTec logo


Kent Corporation Chairman and CEO Gage Kent said, “On two important levels, we are pleased to bring PouchTec Industries into our Kent Precision Foods Group business. First, the core values of quality and service align very nicely between the two companies. And secondly, this acquisition will strengthen our growth plans for Kent Precision Foods Group.”


Kent Precision Foods Group is a dry and liquid food manufacturing company that specializes in providing high quality products in the domestic and international foodservice, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. Kent Precision Foods Group ( is an operating subsidiary of Kent Corporation (, a diversified family-owned corporation.


For more than 24 years, PouchTec Industries ( has specialized in the manufacturing of flexible, innovative, packaging solutions for some of the largest multi-national food and beverage companies in the world. The company has approximately 125 employees.


“It is a privilege for all of us at PouchTec to join a successful, well-established, family-owned company like Kent Corporation. We are excited to be a part of Kent Corporation’s future,” said PouchTec Industries’ president and CEO Bob Jones.


Kent Corporation’s operating subsidiaries include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group, all headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, and Kent Precision Foods Group, St. Louis, Missouri.


The entire Kent Corporation family of companies has approximately 1,800 employees and does business in the US, Canada, and around the world. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent Family and led by Gage Kent as Chairman of the Board and CEO.