Kent Faces Threat of Wildfires in Australia

MUSCATINE, Iowa (January 14, 2020) – Kent Corporation hopes relief comes soon as historic fires continue to burn in Australia. Kent Pet Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, FibreCycle®  has three locations in Australia, including one in Lonsdale, SA and two in Queensland. Kent is working with these communities to provide support during this natural disaster.

“Our facilities and our people are currently safe but on high alert as the risk of new fire and spreading fire is severe,” said Mike Eversmeyer, President of Kent Pet Group.  

The fires, fueled in part by drought and Australia’s hottest and driest year on record, have scorched an area larger than the size of Indiana since September. Australia is roughly similar in size to the continental United States. All Kent employees send their thoughts and deepest sympathies to those impacted.

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