DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S — Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) opened its new livestock feed facility in Quincy, Illinois, U.S. This is the fourth animal nutrition manufacturing facility opening in North America since 2016.
“Animal nutrition is one of our key growth platforms, and this investment is another great example of the efforts we are taking to become the go-to partner for our livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal customers around the globe,” said Juan Luciano, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of ADM. “We’ve made significant investments to expand and improve our animal nutrition capabilities. This is an exciting time for our business and our customers alike, and I’m proud to help celebrate the ribbon cutting of this impressive new facility in Quincy.”
The new facility is located next to the original feed manufacturing plant ADM purchased in 1998 from Moorman Manufacturing Co. It is one of six ADM locations in the Quincy area, where ADM employs approximately 500 people. The new plant will allow ADM to meet customers’ growing needs in the United States. The facility features:
- Expanded warehouse space;
- Dedicated feed line for non-medicated product;
- Automated packaging and process controls;
- Unique pressed tubs for multiple species.
- “ADM is not only adding value to agricultural products, they’re making a significant contribution to the agriculture economy in Illinois,” said Juliana Stratton, Illinois Lt. governor. “We’re delighted that ADM continues to invest across the state and here in Quincy.”
Over the past five years, ADM has expanded its animal nutrition business with expansions and investments, including:
- Acquiring Neovia — a value-added products and solutions for both production and companion animals worldwide.
- Building and renovating three specialty animal nutrition plants in China, and four in the United States.
- Acquiring pet treat manufacturer Crosswind Industries.
- Expanding pet food ingredient manufacturing capabilities in North America.
- Entering into a partnership with China-based Qingdao Vland Biotech Group and building a research lab to develop and commercialize animal feed enzymes.
- Purchasing Protexin — a provider of probiotic supplements for a variety of animal markets, including aquaculture, equine, livestock and companion animals, as well as human wellness products.