ADM has announced the opening of its new North American microbiology laboratory at its speciality manufacturing facility in Decatur, Illinois.
The new lab expands ADM’s research, development and testing capabilities, as well as its footprint in the Decatur community.
Veronica Braker, senior vice president, global operations at ADM, said: “The expansion of ADM’s speciality manufacturing facility demonstrates our commitment to growing our in-house testing capabilities and also our continued investment in the Decatur community”.
She added: “This new facility will drive productivity and collaboration, accelerate innovation and bring even more high-level science and research employment opportunities to Decatur”.
The new laboratory will be responsible for testing finished products in the North American region, prior to their release to market. It will provide testing services to more than 25 ADM manufacturing facilities throughout the region.
The site features testing equipment and technology, enabling ADM to conduct advanced in-house testing such as kill-step validations for processing plants, including automation applications.
Lee Perry, vice president of quality and food safety at ADM, commented: “We are very excited for this expansion because it enables greater innovation to unlock the power of nature in order to enrich the quality of life”.
He continued: “The development of this state-of-the-art laboratory directly aligns with our mission and vision to strive for operational excellence, partner with operations to provide testing solutions and drive analytical performance”.
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