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Des Moines-based Company Reaches Vision to Touch 3.8 Billion Lives
Kemin honors accomplishment with employee celebrations around the world

DES MOINES, Iowa (November 14, 2017) – Kemin Industries, a family owned and operated global nutritional ingredient company headquartered in Des Moines, has reached its vision of touching 3.8 billion lives and recently hosted an employee event to celebrate the vision of ‘improving the quality of life by touching half the world’s population every day with its products and services’.

“When the vision was first introduced in 1998, the size and magnitude seemed incredibly audacious,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries. “In less than 20 years, we’ve achieved our vision and have become a global leader in providing innovative solutions for improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products.”

Last week a celebration was held at the Science Center of Iowa with more than 500 North America-based employees and their families in attendance for a ceremonial unveiling of 3.8 billion, representing the number of lives Kemin touches every day. Kemin measures the daily calculation by the amount of product consumed by pets, humans and animals; per person or animal, per day. The measurement occurs when humans and pets consume food or protein, produced with Kemin molecules for optimum nutrition.

“We made this vision a reality through each team member’s commitment to living company values, placing customers at the heart of every decision and creating and selling scientific innovations at the molecular level,” said Nelson.

Similar employee celebrations are being held at Kemin locations around the globe during the month of November.


About Kemin Industries

Kemin ( has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.8 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growing population and be a resource for others in need.

Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company provides product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.

A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,500 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

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Lauren M.G. Burt, Worldwide Communications Manager,, (515) 559-5589