MUSCATINE, Iowa–Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine earned the designation of a 2020 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the US Best Managed Companies program stands out 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.”
Private owners run 94% of American businesses. 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 provides 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 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 1,000 leading private companies recognized as Best Managed Companies. This represents the first year for the Best Managed Companies program in the United States; however it has long run worldwide and now presents awards in a total of 21 countries.
Founded in 1927, Kent Corporation has grown into 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, the parent company of Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group and Kent Precision Foods Group, takes pride in
prioritizing efforts to give back to the communities in which it operates. The company strives to earn respect as an employer of choice by focusing on the long-term. They support and encourage employee volunteerism efforts.