Kengro Corporation has been growing, processing, and manufacturing kenaf in the Mississippi Delta since 1991. Kengro produces 100% natural, biodegradable, compostable, and reusable oil spill products. Owners Brent and Gabriela Brasher began growing kenaf in the late 1980’s when they heard about this “wonder fiber” from Brent’s uncle. Kenaf, a fiber in the same family as cotton and okra, rapidly eats over 40 hydrocarbons but does not absorb water; making it the best product on the market for unwanted oil and chemical spills. Additionally, Kengro partnered up with MKB Company of Pennsylvania in 2018 to begin offering cutting-edge erosion and sediment control products in Mississippi and Tennessee.
What Makes Our Products Great?
Kengro products are, simply put, the best products on the market. Kengro spill control products offer the fastest acting, most effective, Earth-friendly, and sustainable solutions to oil spills in existence. Since Kengro products are 100% natural and biodegradable, the cleanup process is effortless when using our premiere product, Kengro Biosorb. Biosorb can simply do its job of rapid absorption and then be left in place, where it will decompose naturally—no further cleanup necessary! Biosorb EATS over 40 harsh chemicals on land and water spills, on industrial sites, and in automobile garages. Additionally, Kengro spill products are lightweight and cost comparable to every competitor. Kengro erosion and sediment control products, Siltron® and Diamond Sock, have just been invented in the last decade. Siltron® is a substitute for permanent silt fencing, and demonstrates the highest sediment removal rate while demonstrating the highest seepage rate ever seen in a fencing geotextile. Diamond Sock—a substitute for temporary silt fencing—can be installed at a rate of 55 feet/minute and has none of the issues that typical temp. silt fencing does.
What makes us most proud of producing Genuine MS products?
From the beginning, Kengro Corporation has been a Mississippi brand. Kengro spill products go from soil, to processing, to packaging—all on Mississippi grounds. Years of research and product development have been facilitated in Mississippi, and our business is run by three generations of Mississippi graduates. Our state has offered us the opportunity to grow and nurture a plant that, in turn, nurtures our planet and the soil that is our livelihood. We really like that idea around here.
How does buying Genuine MS products make a difference here in Mississippi?
We know we have a great thing going on in Mississippi. Nothing mass-produced here, which means we truly are offering the most genuine of products. We are offering homegrown, natural options to both our country and the world. In today’s model of mass production and imported goods, we all know anything homegrown or locally produced is a rare find. The genuine people of Mississippi are offering products of excellence. Buying into that not only fosters our local and state economy, but it benefits you and your family. You know exactly what you are getting and where it is coming from. And that—is priceless.
Why should people seek out and buy Genuine MS products?
Genuine MS products represent the best of the best. Our state’s background in farming combined with advancements in technology and creative minds (think Eudora Welty, BB King, and John Grisham) are leading to some of the most innovative products in the nation. Seeking out a more efficient and Earth-friendly solution to natural disasters/mass oil spills has led hundreds to discover Kengro Biosorb. When one makes the choice to seek out better, more efficient, more natural products, one will be led to Genuine Mississippi.