GSTC Logistics Inc. of Walford, Iowa, will build a new 600,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Muscatine this year. The center will serve as the distribution center for products made by GPC, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group and Kent Precision Foods Group, for which Kent Corporation is the parent company. Approximately 40 people will be hired by GSTC to operate the new warehouse and distribution center. Construction will begin in a few weeks. The center is expected to be completed and fully operational by January 2014. The materials and labor for the construction will come from area businesses.


Trinity Muscatine invites the community to an open house for its new emergency department from 5:30-7:30 on Wednesday night, May 29th. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and light refreshments. The new emergency department will serve Muscatine area residents with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and enhanced privacy in a modern and spacious environment. With more than 3,000 square feet of additional space, the new emergency department now is 10,000 square feet. Hospital officials say an increased demand for health care services made the newest expansion project necessary. 


The National Pork Board and Kraft have partnered on their first joint Spanish-language promotion with the online cooking contest, called Accompany it to Your Liking. Contestants are asked to submit recipes of side dishes using at least one Kraft ingredient that are inspired by their favorite pork main dishes. A panel of official judges will determine the winner. The winning recipe will be featured in a book and the winner will receive a $500 cash prize. The contest is open to residents of the United States. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. For more details, Google Accompany it to Your Liking. The contest ends June 14th.


The Muscatine County Conservation Board has some more fishing lined up for people of all ages. It takes place this Saturday the 18th in Chicken Creek at the Salisbury Bridge recreation area and it's free. It runs from 9 to 10 in the morning, and all equipment will be provided. Anyone 16 or over, however,  must a fishing license. has a map of the location.


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