Kent Pet Group has launched a $17.3 million expansion project at its Muscatine, Iowa-based manufacturing facility, which will help meet rising consumer demand and growth in the pet industry.
The expansion is aimed at boosting production of World’s Best Cat Litter, a family of high-performance natural cat litters.
“Demand for World’s Best Cat Litter continues to increase in the United States and internationally,” said Mike Eversmeyer, Kent Pet Group President. “This expansion will allow us to keep pace with growing customer demand for this innovative and effective litter product.”
According to the company, the project will 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 Corporation. “The litter we produce right here in Muscatine is shipped all over the world. This new expansion is the latest commitment by Kent Corporation to the growth and expansion of Muscatine’s economy.”