Many communities are forced to breathe in air pollution as a result of toxic chemicals and the by-products of factories, but one Iowa company is working to benefit the environment. Recently, the Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) announced that it will invest $100 million in cleaning the air over the next four years, according to the Muscatine Journal.
"We like the smell of our own cooking, but we need to recognize the fact that not everyone does," Gage Kent, CEO and chairman of the board of Muscatine Foods Corporation, GPC's parent, told the news source. "This is going to make us a little less noticeable."
GPC will spend $20 million on upgrading its environmental control system and $75 million on a dryer at the plant site to reduce pollution.
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