MUSCATINE, Iowa (July 19, 2019) — The Kent Precision Foods Group Business After Hours event received a record turnout on Thursday, July 18. The event, organized in conjunction with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI), showcased dozens of products proudly produced by Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG).
“It was, by far, the largest turnout we have ever had without a doubt,” said GMCCI President & CEO Greg Jenkins, who estimated there were 300 people in attendance. “It was a really cool crowd, everyone was in great spirits.”
The GMCCI regularly coordinates Business After Hours events as a way for members of the chamber as well as the community to learn about the businesses that make Muscatine great. The event was held on the top floor in the ballroom of the Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, ranked the #1 hotel in the state of Iowa.
KPFG President Jason Gregory thanked the crowd before speaking about KPFG’s recent move to Muscatine.
“We are excited to be in Muscatine and are building a great team of people here,” said Gregory. “The move allows KPFG to collaborate and innovate with the other three Kent Corporation companies based right here in Muscatine: Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group and Kent Pet Group.”
Maxwell’s at the Merrill Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks created custom recipes for the event using KPFG products, including Fresno Pepper Jelly with Boursin Cheese on Toasted Pita Point (made with Mrs. Wages Pepper Jelly Kit) and Double Chocolate Mousse Shooter with Graham Cracker Crust & House Made Triple Berry Compote (made with Foothill Farms Chocolate Mousse and Foothill Farms Graham Cracker Crust Mix).
“Hopefully you’ve had a chance to try some KPFG products tonight,” said Gregory. “We produce well over 1,000 different skus across 10 different brands, including quite a bit of custom formulations for National Chain Accounts and other food companies.”
The KPFG sales and marketing teams were at the event to explain, in person, the various products produced by the company.
“You just don’t realize how much Kent Corporation is a part of, I still cannot get over it,” said Jenkins.
KPFG’s headquarters are currently located on the fourth floor of the Laurel Building in Historic downtown Muscatine.
About Kent Corporation
Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA) 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.