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Cedar Rapids Emissions Measurement Group

During our annual Global Safety Week, ADM is pleased to recognize the outstanding safety performance of our Cedar Rapids Emissions Measurement Group (EMG). Their record of zero incidents is an excellent example of what dedicated employees can accomplish when they focus on safety together.

The Cedar Rapids EMG is recognized for their perfect record of no work-related safety incidents since beginning operations in 2001.Their commitment to safety goes hand-in-hand with their dedication to preserving the environment, ensuring that ADM facilities in the United States comply with important regulations that protect our air. A Ph.D. testing expert participating in our National Compliance Initiative once characterized the ADM-EMG by saying, “You might find a testing group as good, but you won’t find one better”.

The seven-member team provides air pollution emissions measurement services at operating facilities throughout Iowa and the upper Midwest. Due to the nature of the service EMG provides, testing is conducted at a variety of heights and in most weather conditions. “Working safely requires diligence whatever the circumstances,” said Jeff Cleland, EMG manager in Cedar Rapids. “In the environments where we operate, there are inherent challenges that demand extra attention. We’re proud that our focus is paying off and we are committed to increasing our efforts to extend our safety record.”

Congratulations to the Cedar Rapids EMG team for continuing to achieve zero incidents and proving that zero is possible.


For 37 years, Cedar Rapids has been home to the ADM Corn Processing facility, ADM’s first wet mill operation. Now both a wet and dry mill, the facility produces products ranging from corn sweeteners and starches to animal feed and ethanol. ADM employs more than 1,300 employees and contract workers in Cedar Rapids. The Emissions Measurement Group was established in Decatur, Illinois in 1992 to help ADM comply with environmental regulations and operating permits, optimize process operations, and reduce energy consumption. The EMG set up a central base at the Cedar Rapids facility in 2001 allowing expansion of services into Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota. 
Every day, the 27,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 240 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries. 

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