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Decatur BioProducts Hazmat Team

During our annual Global Safety Week, ADM is pleased to recognize 42 employees at the Decatur BioProducts facility who have gone above and beyond basic training in Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) handling and confined space rescue.

Certification requires 40 hours of Hazmat training and 24 hours of confined space training, as well as annual participation in three training sessions and one drill. Of the 100 members who have completed the basic requirements, more than 40 have taken on additional training – including one colleague completing 56 training sessions. “For many members of our Hazmat team, this training is voluntary, and we appreciate their eagerness to be a part of this important team,” said Kent Hadden, plant manager. “We’re especially proud of those who continue to expand their knowledge and complete additional training. They are a crucial component of our Emergency Preparedness Committee.”

Congratulations to the Decatur BioProducts Hazmat team as they continue their training to keep their colleagues and their workplace safe.

Decatur has been home to the ADM Corporate Headquarters since 1969. Within the community, ADM has over 50 locations and employs over 4,600 people. The nearly 380 employees at the Decatur BioProducts facility are responsible for producing products such as lysine, threonine, and astaxanthin for the feed industry and lactic acid, xanthan gum, and crystalline sorbitol for food products including soft drinks, sauces and chewing gum. ADM operates the world’s largest corn processing plant in Decatur, which produces an array of products including corn oil, corn gluten feed and meal and corn-based sweeteners. The Decatur soybean plant produces soy-based products ranging from soy flour and grits, to soy proteins and isoflavones. 
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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