Kemin Industries Worldwide Headquarters Opening
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The new building, a $30 million investment, completes a five-year, $125.5 million overall investment in the Kemin Des Moines facilities.

The new headquarters is the final extension of the state-of-the-art Molecular Advancement Center Research Facility, which opened in July 2013.

The 94,000 square-foot building houses workspaces, laboratories, collaboration areas and a fitness center.

More than 500 Des Moines-based Kemin employees moved into the worldwide headquarters in February 2017.

Located in the emerging development area of the southeast corridor near downtown Des Moines.

Founded in 1961 by R.W. and Mary Nelson, Kemin has been located in the southeast corridor of Des Moines since its first office was located in a wool warehouse just one block from the new headquarters. After more than half a century, Kemin continues to invest in the Des Moines community, while growing strategically around the globe. 

Kemin currently has manufacturing facilities in nine countries, serves customers in 120 countries and more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

Other Kemin expansion projects include:

  • Regional headquarters in Lipetsk, Russia, opened in April
  • Regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Encapsulation manufacturing facility in Des Moines
  • Molecular Advancement Center Research Facility in Des Moines

For more information:
Lauren M.G. Burt, Worldwide Communications Manager 

Kemin Industries worldwide headquarters in Des Moines
Rendering of new Kemin Industries worldwide headquarters building located at 1900 Scott Avenue in Des Moines.