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Kent Corporation Selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine,Iowa, is honored to have been selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the US Best Managed Companies program is a mark of excellence worldwide and recognizes private-company success based on strategy, execution, culture and financials.

“Kent Corporation is honored to be recognized among many established industry leaders as a US Best Managed Company,” said Gage Kent, Chairman and CEO of Kent Corporation. “This special designation is a testament to all of our dedicated employees, who work every day to make high quality ingredients and products that are important to America’s supply chain.”

More than 94% of American businesses are privately-held. As one of 27 selected private companies in the United States, Kent Corporation joins an elite group of companies from 20 cities and a variety of industries. The US Best Managed Company program is a comprehensive assessment of overall business health.

“We recognize the significance of this award; nearly 100 years ago my grandfather started this company by providing enduring value to his customers,” said Mr. Kent. “A century later, the list of products have changed and grown, but our company remains strong, ever expanding and innovative.”

Kent Corporation joins a global community of more than 1000 leading private companies recognized as a Best Managed Company. This is the first year for the Best Managed Companies program in the United States, however it has been long-running worldwide and is now in a total of 21 countries.

Founded in 1927, Kent Corporation has grown to be a global leader and world-wide marketer of sustainable, grain-based products as well as high-quality food, personal care and hydration solutions. Kent Corporation is the parent company of Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group and Kent Precision Foods Group. Kent takes pride in prioritizing efforts to give back to the communities in which it operates. The company strives to be an employer of choice by focusing on the long-term. Employee volunteerism efforts are supported and encouraged.

About Kent Corporation
Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA) is a diversified, family-owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacture of food, beverage and pet products. Kent Corporation is led by third generation family member, Gage A. Kent. The Kent family of companies serve customers across the world and employ approximately two thousand people in 40 locations across 20 states and seven countries.

About the Best Managed Companies Program
The Best Managed Companies program is a mark of excellence for private companies. U.S. designees have annual revenues of at least $250 million. Hundreds of private companies around the world have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates four key criteria in their management skills and practices—strategy, execution, culture and financials. U.S. program sponsors are Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit

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