Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer with operations on six continents and worldwide headquarters in Iowa, is expanding its campus and breaking ground on a new building for its Kemin Applications Solutions division, a global engineering team that provides application expertise and support of Kemin’s liquid products for customers at their operations.
The new facility will double the current space available onsite for the Kemin Applications Solutions group and will provide a central showcase area for products developed by the team. It will also enhance customer interaction when they visit the Kemin global headquarters. The new facility is a $4.5 million investment and is set to open in early 2022. The 11,700-square-foot building will be located just east of Kemin’s global headquarters building.
The Kemin global headquarters project was completed in 2017 with its final addition totaling $30 million. The entire headquarter expansion was a five-year, $125.5 million overall investment in the Des Moines facilities and community. Located in the development area of the southeast corridor near downtown, Des Moines, the 94,000 square foot building houses workspaces, laboratories, collaboration areas and a fitness center. More than 600 employees work at Kemin in Des Moines, Iowa. In total, Kemin has more than 3,000 employees globally.
In July 2020, Kemin broke ground for a new quality control laboratory (QC lab) to be built onsite at its worldwide headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The new lab will include 15,000 square feet of functional showcase labs to exhibit Kemin's advanced analytical capabilities, which ensure the activity, potency and specificity of Kemin's finished goods. The lab will be a working space for Kemin teams and available for customers. The new lab will open later in 2021.