USA – Global agribusiness commodities company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has inaugurated new animal nutrition facility to expand its feed production capabilities in North America.

Located Quincy, Illinois, the state-of-the-art facility positions the company as a global leader in value-added products and solutions for both production and companion animals.

It is the fourth cutting-edge animal nutrition manufacturing facility in North America and one of six ADM locations in the Quincy area, where ADM employs approximately 500 people.

It features expanded warehouse space to serve customers more quickly and efficiently, unique pressed tubs for multiple species as well as automated packaging and process controls.

The facility has enhanced manufacturing capabilities to serve increased demand for ADM products with a feed line dedicated for non-medicated product.

“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 ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano.

“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.”

ADM said with the cutting-edge technology at the facility, it will be able to serve meet customers’ growing needs in the United States.

The new facility is located next to the original feed manufacturing plant ADM purchased in 1998 from Moorman Manufacturing Company.

“ADM is not only adding value to agricultural products, they’re making a significant contribution to the agriculture economy in Illinois,” said Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton.

“We’re delighted that ADM continues to invest across the state and here in Quincy.”

It forms part of ADM’s committed investments and expansion of its animal nutrition capabilities across the globe.

In February, ADM completed the acquisition of animal nutrition business Neovia for US$1.7 billion.

The transaction created a combined animal nutrition business regarded to be one of the largest in the world, with sales of up to US$3.5 billion.