Kent Pet Group Expands World’s Best Cat Litter Production in Muscatine
Kent Corp.’s subsidiary Kent Pet Group announced a major expansion to its World’s Best Cat Litter manufacturing facility in Muscatine, Iowa. The $17.3 million expansion project at the existing facility will help meet rising consumer demand and robust growth in the pet industry and is scheduled for completion by late 2018.
The Kent Pet Group investment is directed at boosting production of World’s Best Cat Litter, a family of high-performance natural cat litters, and the company’s leaders expect the project to benefit the local economy by creating construction jobs and up to a dozen new permanent production staff positions.
“Muscatine is the right location to expand the production of World’s Best Cat Litter due to quality workforce in place and available to us,” said Gage Kent, CEO and chairman for Kent Corp. “The litter we produce right here in Muscatine is shipped all over the world. This new expansion is the latest commitment by Kent Corp. to the growth and expansion of Muscatine’s economy.”
World’s Best Cat Litter uses a patented process to harness the concentrated power of naturally absorbent corn. It provides a pet-, people- and planet-friendly litter that helps cat owners get a cleaner litterbox with less hassle and less litter, according to the manufacturer. It is offered in a variety of formulas and sizes in the U.S. and internationally.