After more than three decades at 1717 Kemper Ave., the Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) Fulfillment Department is relocating to the former True Value Building at 1420 Park Ave. KNG, a division of Kent Corporation, has purchased the property, to be renamed the Kent Fulfillment Center, to primarily facilitate marketing fulfillment and tradeshow operations for KNG. There are no plans for retail sales in the location at this time.
Gage A. Kent, Chairman and CEO of Kent Corporation, explained, “We are excited to have this opportunity to further support and deepen our investment in the Muscatine community. Like Muscatine itself, our companies have grown beyond their original boundaries.” Kent Corporation made its first move beyond 1600 Oregon in 2012, when it established its headquarters at 2905 Hwy 61 N. Now, the new Kent Fulfillment Center continues the company’s expansion to the north.
“This move is a good fit for KNG and the community,” according to John Thorpe, President of KNG. “It allows us to move fulfillment services closer to our corporate offices and will help our Marketing Team work more efficiently between the two sites.” The final move will take place in late summer or early fall. The facility will also support various business needs for Kent Corp, Grain Processing Corp, and Kent Pet Group.
The Kent Fulfillment Center will accommodate KNG’s increased demand for marketing materials, novelties, wearables, and trade show support as the Kent and Blue Seal brands continue to grow. The brands are expanding into more retail channels while gaining market share and territory, currently marketing products in more than 30 states.
KNG delivers the highest quality animal nutrition based on a long-standing tradition of progressive innovation and dedication to livestock, equine, and pet owners. KNG is a division of Kent Corporation, a family-owned, American company founded in 1927. KNG was formed to bring out the best in two highly successful regional feed brands – Kent in the Midwest and Blue Seal in the East. The Kent and Blue Seal brands are dedicated to providing quality animal nutrition that you can trust – guaranteed.