Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) was recognized for its exemplary performance in reducing energy usage by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) at their 4th Annual conference Thursday. GPC was nominated for IAMU’s “Leadership in Energy Efficiency” award by Muscatine Power and Water (MP&W).

“GPC has done a fantastic job and we were happy to nominate them,” said Erika Cox, Director of Employee and Community Relations for MP&W. “What’s truly rewarding is knowing that we were able to assist them in making Muscatine an even more energy efficient community.”

Muscatine Power and Water nominated GPC for being a significant contributor to reducing energy use 10,231,425 kilowatts over the past year. A significant factor of the reduction in energy use is GPC’s new dryer house. The new energy-efficient dryer house is one of the largest dryers of its kind and has replaced 11 existing dryers.

“We thank MP&W for the nominating GPC and we are thrilled to be recognized by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities for our dedication toward energy-savings,” said Janet Sichterman, vice-president of communications and human resources for GPC. “GPC is proud to have made this investment in people and jobs in our community,”

IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode, presented the award to Bill Chrisman, Senior Process Engineer at GPC at the conference in Des Moines earlier this week. MP&W’s Director for Power Production and Supply, Gage Huston, and Energy Services Advisor, Paul Burback, were also on hand for the award presentation.

MP&W’s energy rebate program is available to both residential and commercial customers and reimburses those who purchase energy-efficient appliances that meet a certain efficiency standard.  For more information on the energy rebate programs, contact MP&W at 563-262-3423 or visit



Muscatine Power and Water (MP&W) is a customer-driven, not-for-profit municipal utility, established by the community for the purpose of serving the community responsively, competitively, and responsibly. MP&W provides reliable electricity, high quality water, and state-of-the-art communications services, including video and broadband services, to homes and businesses throughout the Muscatine community at rates below state and national averages with outstanding customer service. MP&W is locally controlled and operated for the benefit and betterment of the community.



Grain Processing Corporation is a leading manufacturer and worldwide marketer of corn-based products. GPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kent Corporation. Kent Corporation is a family-owned business since its creation 88 years ago.