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GPC Acquires Specialty Flour Milling Facility

Article-GPC Acquires Specialty Flour Milling Facility

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Left to Right: GPC's Jason Gregory, VP of New Product Commercialization & Industrial Starch; Kevin Gaede, VP of Finance; Jimmy Kent, president of GPC; Brian Peters, sr. VP of Operations
The acquisition deepens GPC's longstanding history of offering innovative, high-quality, plant-based ingredients.

Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), part of the KENT Corporation family of companies headquartered in Muscatine, IA, has acquired a flour manufacturing and warehouse facility in Oskaloosa, IA.

Building upon the success of its soy and chickpea milling operations in Grinnell, IA, GPC's acquisition further deepens its longstanding history of offering innovative, high-quality, plant-based ingredients that consumers worldwide desire.

The 64,000-sq.-ft production & seed cleaning facility sits on 35 acres, allowing for ample future growth, and product offering diversification, along with strategic vertical integration within other nearby KENT businesses.

"As we pursue our vision to continue expanding to meet the desires and dietary requirements of a consistently growing world population, I am excited to be adding this facility to our footprint," said Jimmy Kent, president of GPC. "We will better leverage our soy and chickpea flour production capabilities, while expanding our value-added milling business further."

The GPC Oskaloosa milling operation will facilitate future growth in the plant-based, clean-label market categories. GPC has a history of making high-quality, pure ingredients for some of the world's most iconic brands. 

GPC's primary products include high-purity alcohols, corn starches, maltodextrins, and corn syrup solids. GPC sells to customers that use GPC ingredients for beverage alcohol, food products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and industrial starch applications.

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