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Kent Corporation Helps Iowa State University Break Ground on New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex

Ground was broken Sept. 13 for Iowa State University’s new feed mill and grain science complex. Kent Corporation CEO and chairman of the board stands with officials at the groundbreaking ceremony. Pictured, from left to right: Larissa Holtmyer Jones, president, ISU Foundation; Daniel J. Robison, dean, ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Jim Rouse, executive director, Iowa Crop Improvement Association; Gage Kent, CEO, Kent Corporation; Roger Zylstra, president, Iowa Corn Promotion Board; Charles Sukup, president, Sukup Manufacturing Co.; Jim Hughes, general manager, CPM; and Wendy Wintersteen, ISU President.

AMES, Iowa (September 16, 2019) — Iowa State University broke ground Friday, Sept. 13, to mark the start of construction of its $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex (name pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa).

The site will be located on 10 acres of university-owned land southwest of the intersection of Highway 30 and State Avenue in Ames. The complex will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures, grain storage bins, warehouse and an educational building with classrooms.

Completion of the complex is expected during the summer of 2021.

Kent Corporation provided the naming commitment of $8 million in 2017. Other lead commitments for the project were provided By the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, which committed $4 million; and Sukup Manufacturing Co., which committed $2 million of in-kind support. In May, a $2.6 million commitment was made by California Pellet Mill (CPM) of Waterloo.

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Grain Processing Corporation Contributes $10,000 to Youth First

WASHINGTON, Indiana (August 19, 2019) – Youth First, Inc., an Evansville, Indiana program that works to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy behaviors in students is the beneficiary of a $10,000 donation by Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) in Washington, Indiana.

Youth First partners with Indiana school districts located in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties to embed social workers, mentors and prevention coaches in school buildings to help students at risk for substance abuse, suicide, violence and harmful behaviors.

GPC is a subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.

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Kent Precision Foods Group to Hydrate Muskies this Football Season

Kent Precision Foods Group will hydrate the Muscatine Muskies this season after a large donation to the high school football program.
MUSCATINE, Iowa (August 16, 2019) — Student-athletes in the Muscatine Muskies Football program will stay hydrated with Sqwincher this Fall after a large donation from Kent Precision Foods Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation.

“Hydration is extremely important in helping athletes reach their highest level of performance and is essential to their overall health during the season,” said Muscatine High School Head Football Coach Jake Mueller. “We are grateful to Kent Precision Foods Group for the donation of Sqwincher and their commitment to the health and well-being of our players on and off the field.”  
Jimmy Kent, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Consumer Packaged Goods for Kent Precision Foods Group stands with Jake Mueller, Head Football Coach of the Muscatine High School Football Program.

Kent Precision Foods Group donated more than 1,400 bottles of Sqwincher, six five-gallon coolers and four cases of liquid concentrate. The Sqwincher formulation is the result of research and development that goes well beyond quenching thirst to deliver rehydration for the toughest of activities. The donation to the Muscatine High School Football program equates to about $3,000 of product.

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Kent Precision Foods Group Receives Record Turnout at Business After Hours

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).

Kent Precision Foods Group Business After Hours event held in conjunction with the GMCCI on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Merrill Hotel & Conference Center in Muscatine, Iowa.

“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.”

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Kent Corporation Hosts Mississippi Riverfront Cleanup

MUSCATINE, Iowa (June 24, 2019) — Employees of Kent Corporation, an Iowa-based company, volunteered their time and efforts on Friday, June 21 to help clean up the Mississippi Riverfront in Muscatine, after more than three months of flooding.

“Muscatine is our home. We have been here for decades and are committed to being good stewards of the community, especially in its time of need,” said Carol Reynolds, Corporate Spokesperson for Kent Corporation. “We are proud to help our community recover and rebuild in this way.”

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