Scores of Kemin Industries employees lined up around the perimeter of what will soon be a new 90,000 square foot headquarters building on June 26 as part of a major groundbreaking event for the Des Moines-based animal and human nutrition and health company.
The worldwide headquarters project for Kemin, a Corridor founding stakeholder, is a $40 million centerpiece to a $125 million, 5-building expansion on the company’s Des Moines campus. Company CEO & President Chris Nelson reported to the gathered crowd that the expansion project has already created more than 130 new jobs and is expected to create at least 150 once completed. “Every time I visit Kemin, I am reminded that this is a global company and can choose to have their corporate headquarters anywhere in the world – and they continue to choose Iowa,” said Gov. Terry Branstad during his remarks at the event.
“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 Nelson. 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.” The Greater Des Moines Partnership collaborated with the City of Des Moines, Polk County, IEDA and others to secure the project for Des Moines.
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