Kent Corporation/Grain Processing Corp/Kent Nutrition Group/Precision Foods Group

About Kent Corporation/Grain Processing Corp/Kent Nutrition Group/Precision Foods Group

Kent Corporation is a diversified family owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds and the manufacture of food products. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent Family and led by Gage A. Kent as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Operating subsidiaries of Kent Corporation include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group and Kent Precision Foods Group , all headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa. The entire family of companies has approximately 1,600 employees and does business in the US, Canada, and throughout the world.

Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) is a corn wet milling company. GPC has manufacturing facilities in Muscatine, Iowa and Washington Indiana. GPC has grown over the years as a strong player with a solid loyal customer base. GPC is a product focused company providing innovative corn based products and differentiating services that support customers' use of the company's products. GPC's primary products include alcohol (beverage and industrial), corn starches, maltodextrins, and corn oil. GPC sells to customers that use GPC products in their end product such as beverage alcohol, food products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, personal care and industrial starch applications. GPC is known for the highest quality products in the markets they serve.

Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) manufactures and markets animal feed and nutrition products for commercial producers, farming communities, and animal lovers throughout the Midwest and Northeast under the Kent and Blue Seal brands. Company-owned feed stores feature products and supplies for pets, wild birds, horses, lawns and gardens. The company is headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.

Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG) is a dry-blending and packaging food company specializing in providing high quality products for customers in the foodservice (domestic & international), industrial and consumer products businesses. Products produced vary widely and include salad dressing mixes, frozen desserts, home canning mixes, sauce and seasoning blends, gravies, instant food thickening and personal hydration products. Brands include Foothill Farms®, Frostline®, Mrs. Wages®, Orrington Farms®, Southern Gourmet®, Thick It®, Sqwincher, and other licensed products. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, with manufacturing locations in Bolingbrook, Illinois; New Sharon, Iowa; Superior, Wisconsin; Columbus, Mississippi; and Foley, Minnesota — Kent Precision Foods Group delivers exceptional solutions for exacting tastes.

Kent Pet Group (KPG) manufactures and markets products for the pet industry. Kent Pet Group uses advanced science to discover new ways of using natural ingredients to develop better pet products. The naturally absorbent properties of corn are a key ingredient in their product World's Best Cat Litter™, a product that eliminates odors and is quick clumping, easy scooping, lightweight, 99% dust free and safe for pets, people, and the planet.


Project Engineer Co-op

June 2019 - December 2019 Washington, IN
“I enjoyed the full time responsibilty of my work and my projects. I felt like a full time employee and was given meaningful work that reflected that. I did not have any meaningless intern work, I had real projects, with real money, and real consequences. This experience was invaluable.”

Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Muscatine, IA
“The level of control I had over my projects was great. I learned a lot about project management and working with people.”
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