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Kemin recently dedicated its new, state-of-the-art Molecular Advancement Center.
On August 27, 2013

Kemin opens new US$16.7 million Molecular Advancement Center

State-of-the-art facility covers 46,300 square feet with more than 12 labs

Kemin Industries recently dedicated its new, state-of-the-art, research-and-development facility at its corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The US$16.7 million, 46,300-square-foot Molecular Advancement Center includes two general labs, six shared labs, three pilot labs, a sensory lab, a test kitchen and a personal care application research lab.

The Molecular Advancement Center features an open-concept layout and 1,215 feet of linear research bench space as requested by the company's scientists and researchers. The center 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 petfood.

Plans for the center were first announced in October 2010. At that time, Kemin committed to adding 98 new positions and has already exceeded that number, to date hiring 137 new, full-time employees.

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The 46,300-square-foot Molecular Advancement Center is located in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, at the company's headquarters.
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