Muscatine Foods Corp. has combined its livestock and pet nutrition subsidiary companies to form the Kent Nutrition Group Inc.
The Kent Nutrition Group is made up of a feed division and a pet division. The feed division focuses on products and services for commercial producers, horse owners and “lifestyle” farmers. The pet division focuses on developing products for dogs and cats, as well as small animals and birds. Prior to the formation of the Kent Nutrition Group, Muscatine's subsidiary companies -- Blue Seal Feeds Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire USA; Kent Feeds Inc., Muscatine, Iowa USA; and Evergreen Mills, Ada, Oklahoma USA -- operated independently in their own geographic regions.
“We believe having a customer-focused structure is a powerful strategy that will benefit the dealers and retailers we do business with, and spur growth,” said Gage A. Kent, chairman and chief executive of Muscatine Foods Corp. “Aligning our business to focus on the needs of specific customer groups will position us for future success.”
The feed division of the Kent Nutrition Group is led by Rich Dwyer, former president of Kent Feeds. The pet division is led by Kevin Fields, former president of Blue Seal Feeds. The Kent Nutrition Group pet and feed divisions have headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa USA, and a regional sales and service office in Londonderry, New Hampshire USA.
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