KENT Pet Group Announces New Manufacturing Plant in Muscatine, Iowa


MUSCATINE, Iowa (March 22, 2023) — A subsidiary of the family-owned KENT Corporation, KENT Pet Group announced today its plan to break ground on a new manufacturing plant this summer. KENT Pet Group makes products from corn, upcycled plant ingredients and recycled paper. The Company sells its products around the world under the brands of World’s Best Cat Litter®, Breeders Choice™, and Back-2-Nature®.

“KENT is committed to value-adding agricultural-derived, sustainable, products to help meet the demands of a growing world population,” said Gage Kent, Chairman and CEO of KENT Corporation. “We are excited to grow our family-friendly pet offerings with this manufacturing expansion in Muscatine, Iowa.”

KENT investigated a number of options in other states, ultimately deciding to site the project in Muscatine, Iowa.

“Muscatine is our home; we have been here for generations,” said Carol Reynolds, Corporate Spokesperson. “We are thrilled to build upon our history of growth and innovation right here where our roots run deep.”

Details include land acquisition of 70 acres adjacent to the KENT Distribution Center on which the 113,000 square-foot facility will be built. The facility will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, research and development, as well as room for future growth plans. 

The Iowa Economic Development Authority and City of Muscatine are supporting the project.

About KENT Corporation
With origins in the livestock feed business, today KENT Corporation is a diversified, family-owned company headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA) with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacture of food, beverage, and pet products. KENT is led by third generation family member, Gage A. Kent. KENT serves customers across the world and employs approximately two thousand people in 40 locations across 20 states and seven countries.

Media Contact:

Carol Reynolds, Corporate Spokesperson


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