MUSCATINE, Iowa (October 26, 2018) — Kent Precision Foods Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation and sister company to GPC, will move its headquarters, along with 35 jobs from St. Louis to Muscatine in 2019.
“We welcome the addition of 35 jobs to Muscatine as we relocate our Kent Precision Foods Group headquarters from St. Louis to our home community,” said Gage A. Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Corporation. “By bringing Kent Precision Foods Group to here, Kent Corporation continues to demonstrate our commitment to the people and the economy of Muscatine.”
To accommodate the Kent Precision Foods Group employees in Muscatine, the company will temporarily rent office space in the Laurel Building while plans are being developed for an expansion of the Kent headquarters facility on Highway 61 North. This new expansion encompasses newly acquired property adjacent to the existing headquarters structure.
“I applaud the Kent Corporation for bringing Kent Precision Foods Group to Muscatine from St. Louis,” said Greg Jenkins, President of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“Rather than expanding elsewhere, Kent has decided to grow deeper roots in Muscatine. Adding these high-quality jobs to our community demonstrates the Kent commitment to long-term economic success for Muscatine and its people for decades.”
Kent Precision Foods Group is a dry-blending and packaged food company specializing in providing high quality products for customers in the foodservice (domestic & international), industrial and consumer products businesses.
“We are excited to be celebrating our 90th year in business,” said Kent. “We are proud of our rich history as a strong Iowa Business and as a community leader; faithful to the growth and economic success of Muscatine our hometown.”
Kent Corporation is a diversified family owned corporation with subsidiary companies developing science and nutrition-based finished food products, food and beverage ingredients, nutraceutical and personal care applications, animal nutrition and companion animal products. In addition to Kent Precision Foods Group, the subsidiary companies consist of Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Kent Pet Group, and Kent Nutrition Group. www.kentww.com