Kent Corp. 2021 Business Award

Kent Corp. has been selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company for the second consecutive year, officials reported in mid-April. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and their achievements.

The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials, all while facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said in a statement.

“In 2020, planning was key,” said Gage Kent, chairman and CEO of Kent Corp., which is based in Muscatine, Iowa. “I am proud of the many thoughtful strategies set in place at Kent, which ensured the same top quality of products and exemplarily service, all while protecting employee health and safety. The Kent team is committed to ensuring the best results for our customers in addition to having a special focus on serving our community. To be recognized yet again as a Best Managed Company is not only an honor, but also a true testament to our team’s commitment to address any challenge, no matter the size or scale.”

Kent is the only Iowa company on the list of 49 honorees, and one of 20 to have requalified for the designation, officials said.

Kent Corp. owns Kent Pet Group, which manufactures World’s Best Cat Litter.

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