Kent Pet Group to Expand Production in Muscatine
The following press release was distributed on August 25
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Janet Sichterman 563-264-4390
Kent Pet Group
2905 Hwy 61 North
Muscatine, IA 52761
KENT PET GROUP TO EXPAND WORLD’S BEST CAT LITTER™ PRODUCTION IN MUSCATINE
Muscatine, Iowa – Kent Corporation’s subsidiary Kent Pet Group announced today a major expansion to its World’s Best Cat Litter™ manufacturing facility, which will help meet rising consumer demand and robust growth in the pet industry.
The $17.3 million expansion project at the existing Muscatine-based facility will be completed by late 2018. The Kent Pet Group investment is directed at boosting production of World’s Best Cat Litter™—a family of high-performance natural cat litters.
Kent Pet Group leaders say the project will benefit the local economy by creating construction jobs and up to a dozen new permanent production staff positions.
“Muscatine is the right location to expand the production of World’s Best Cat Litter™ due to quality workforce in place and available to us,” said Gage Kent, CEO and Chairman for Kent Corporation. “The litter we produce right here in Muscatine is shipped all over the world. This new expansion is the latest commitment by Kent Corporation to the growth and expansion of Muscatine’s economy.”
World’s Best Cat Litter™ uses a patented process to harness the concentrated power of naturally absorbent corn. It provides a pet, people and planet-friendly litter that helps cat owners get a cleaner litter box with less hassle and less litter. Offered in a variety of formulas and sizes, the litter is available in PetSmart® and Petco®, select Target® and Walmart stores, and other leading pet and grocery stores in the United States. It is also sold internationally.
“Demand for World’s Best Cat Litter™ continues to increase in the United States and internationally. This expansion will allow us to keep pace with growing customer demand for this innovative and effective litter product,” said Mike Eversmeyer, Kent Pet Group President.
About Kent Pet Group:
Founded in 1927 by the Kent family, Kent Pet Group makes products that combine high-quality natural ingredients with a scientific approach to pet care. Kent Pet Group meets consumer demand for high-performance natural cat care options with World’s Best Cat Litter™, the only cat litter that delivers the concentrated power of naturally absorbent corn to solve litter box problems with less litter. Kent Pet Group is headquartered in Muscatine, IA.
Learn more at www.kentpetgroup.com
About World’s Best Cat Litter™:
World’s Best Cat Litter™ is a family of clumping cat litters that offer concentrated power for a cleaner litter box. Our patented process harnesses the power of naturally absorbent corn to create formulas that guarantee outstanding odor control, quick clumping and easy scooping. It’s the pet, people and planet friendly litter that truly works. Offered in a variety of clumping formulas and sizes, the litter is available in PetSmart® and Petco®, select Target® and Walmart stores, and other leading pet and grocery stores nationwide. World’s Best Cat Litter™ is produced by Kent Pet Group, headquartered in Muscatine, IA.
About Kent Corporation
Kent Corporation is a diversified family owned corporation with subsidiary companies developing science and nutrition-based finished food products, food and beverage ingredients, pharmaceutical and personal care applications, animal nutrition and companion animal products. In addition to Kent Pet Group, the subsidiary companies consist of Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Kent Nutrition Group, headquartered in Muscatine Iowa, and Kent Precision Foods Group headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. www.kentww.com
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