June 30, 2015


Kemin opens new corporate headquarters




Kemin held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new 8,360+ square metre Des Moines corporate headquarters, scheduled to be completed by early 2017.


The company announced in 2010 a US$40 million expansion plan that would add new jobs, multiple manufacturing and research facilities, and a new global headquarters.


Then in September 2014, Kemin more than tripled the total expansion investment to $125.5 million.


"We are in a race with the global population growth to find molecular solutions which help improve the lives of others through molecular science that helps feed the world, said Dr. Chris Nelson, CEO and President of Kemin Industries. As lofty as our goals are and as technically complex our research and related science is, our success comes down to relationship – starting here at home. We could not have made this commitment without the help of the City of Des Moines, Polk County, the State of Iowa, and of course, our employees."


"The careers created by Kemin are high-quality and demand a skilled workforce. Our commitment to companies like Kemin is to continue providing a world-class education that incorporates innovative STEM education to ensure we have a talented workforce ready to fill the jobs of tomorrow," said Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.


The new building is designed as an expansion that will connect the recently opened Molecular Advancement Center (MAC) to the new headquarters, resulting in a combined facility of  11,600 square metres. The headquarters will house nearly 350 employees.


Also as part of its expansion plan, Kemin's new feed encapsulation facility is expected to be operational by November this year: /contents/11-07-2014/cfcd3da6-c0c0-4915-b674-394ff05bb486-a181.html

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