ADM’s Decatur Lab Expansion: Driving Local Innovation
Decatur, Illinois, celebrated on November 7, 2022, as ADM expanded its North America Microbiology Laboratory at the ADM Specialty Manufacturing Facility. This expansion highlights ADM’s dedication to Decatur.
Veronica Braker, Senior Vice President of Global Operations at ADM, emphasized how this expansion boosts productivity, fosters collaboration, and creates local job opportunities.
The Microbiology Laboratory, present in Decatur since the late 1960s, now serves over 26 ADM manufacturing facilities across North America. Equipped with advanced technology, it enables in-house testing and automation capabilities.
The lab is on track to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation for top-quality testing methods by early 2023, with plans for further certification expansion. A laboratory information management system will enhance client reporting in late 2023.
Lee Perry, Vice President of Quality and Food Safety at ADM, noted how this expansion aligns with ADM’s mission of operational excellence and benefits both Decatur and ADM’s services. It’s a testament to local innovation and growth.