Governor Sununu tours Bow Feed Mill and discusses local impact
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu visits Kent Nutrition Group’s Blue Seal manufacturing feed mill in Bow. Pictured from left to right: Wayne Dimond, KNG Eastern Regional Director of Operations; Carol Reynolds, Kent Corporation VP of Human Resources and Communications; Mike Gauss, KNG President; Governor Chris Sununu; Michael Yanski, KNG Bow Plant Manager; Shawn Connor, KNG Quality Control Supervisor; Nick Richardson, KNG Northeast Dairy Sales Manager; Mike Higgins, KNG Bow Production Superintendent
BOW, N.H. – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu highlighted one of the state’s great businesses with a tour of Kent Nutrition Group’s (KNG) Blue Seal manufacturing feed mill in Bow on Monday, December 9. The plant in Bow was built in 1942 and produces animal feed for its valued customers across the New England area.
The governor’s tour of the facility lasted an hour and was focused on issues facing the community and feed mill industry. Governor Sununu concentrated on commercial and public use of railroads, the dairy industry and workforce development.
“I have driven by this building since I was five years old, but have never had the opportunity to walk in, so this is great,” said Governor Sununu. “I can’t believe this whole operation runs with 12 people,” he said.
Prior to merging with Kent, the Blue Seal manufacturing plant was awarded 2004 Feed Mill of the Year by the American Feed Industry Association, and is currently a semi-finalist for the 2019 award. The plant continues to strive to deliver the best by holding its products to the highest standard, from incoming ingredients to finished products.
“We are honored to share what we do here at our plant in Bow,” said Kent Nutrition Group President Mike Gauss, who accompanied Governor Sununu on his tour. “As the only feed mill here in New Hampshire, our employees are proud to provide our customers with quality livestock feed and animal nutrition. We thank the Governor for his support of our people and business.”
The larger Bow area is home to several dairy producers, making KNG’s line of dairy feeds vital to the community. The Bow community also provides several well-maintained rail lines for industrial and commercial usage, allowing KNG broad access to the East Coast.
About Kent Nutrition Group
Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) delivers the highest quality animal nutrition based on a long-standing tradition of progressive innovation and dedication to livestock, equine and pet owners. KNG is a division of Kent Corporation, a family-owned, American company founded in 1927. KNG was formed to bring out the best in two highly successful regional feed brands – Kent in the Midwest and Blue Seal in the East. The Kent and Blue Seal brands are dedicated to providing quality animal nutrition that you can trust – guaranteed.
About Kent Corporation
Based in Muscatine, Iowa, 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 serves customers across the world and employs approximately two thousand people in its 23 locations across 13 states and three countries.
Contributed photo caption: New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu visits Kent Nutrition Group’s Blue Seal manufacturing feed mill in Bow. Pictured from left to right: Wayne Dimond, KNG Eastern Regional Director of Operations; Carol Reynolds, Kent Corporation VP of Human Resources and Communications; Mike Gauss, KNG President; Governor Chris Sununu; Michael Yanski, KNG Bow Plant Manager; Shawn Connor, KNG Quality Control Supervisor; Nick Richardson, KNG Northeast Dairy Sales Manager; Mike Higgins, KNG Bow Production Superintendent