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Kent Corporation and GPC donate funds for life saving fire equipment in Washington and Daviess County IN

Muscatine, Iowa – August 10, 2018 – Kent Corporation supports the Washington Township Fire Department with a $50,000 donation toward the purchase of an additional fire truck for the volunteer department in Washington, Indiana.

The donation from Kent Corporation presented the Washington Township Fire Department with a check for $50,000 Friday August 10th, 2018.  The donation which was made at the Muscatine Fire Department and included members of the Washington Township department, Muscatine Department and Kent Corporation staff helped secure an E-One Bronto Skylift aerial ladder truck previously used by the City of Muscatine.

Pictured are members of the Washington Township Fire Department, Muscatine Fire Department and Kent Corporation.

The truck will be a welcome addition to the fleet for the Washington Township department and the communities it serves. The next closest ladder truck is nearly 30 minutes away which presents challenges in a case of an emergency where multiple ladder vehicles are needed.  This truck will be a huge benefit to the citizens of both Washington Township and all of Daviess County.

Washington Township Fire Chief Tony Wichman said, “This acquisition will go a long way in making Washington Township a safer place for everyone. I cannot thank Kent Corporation and GPC enough for their generous contribution to this project.”

Pictured are members of the Washington Township Fire Dept. and GPC Washington Employees.

“Kent Corporation has a long history of assisting communities where we operate,” Carol Reynolds, Kent Corporation Spokesperson said. Firefighters are an integral part of every community’s commitment for protecting the lives and property of its residents. Safety is our core value and we are honored to partner with Washington Township Fire and Rescue on this effort.”


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. The subsidiary companies consist of Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group and Kent Precision Foods Group.