KeminRibbon cutting, from the left: Libby Nelson, RW Nelson, Mary Nelson, Mayor Cownie, Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Chris Nelson The dedication of a new, state-of-the-art research and development facility at Kemin Industries’ corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, this week revealed an open-concept layout and 1,215 feet of linear research bench space as requested by the company’s scientists and researchers.
The $16.7 million, 46,300 square foot Molecular Advancement Center (MAC), includes two general labs, six shared labs, three pilot labs, a sensory lab, a test kitchen and a personal care application research lab.
The MAC is already occupied by approximately 60 scientists, researching and developing products for the feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company’s existing Innovation Center continues to operate at full capacity with scientists focused on discovery research and pet food.
Nearly 150 scientists from Des Moines and around the world participated in the dedication of the Molecular Advancement Center