As we celebrate Global Safety Week, ADM is pleased to recognize the outstanding safety performance of our employees at the Decatur Cogeneration facility. By committing to co-workers’ and contractors’ safety, colleagues are proving that zero is possible.
Decatur Cogeneration colleagues have worked more than two years without a lost workday safety incident, and colleagues continually look for ways to extend their safety record. Contractors who work at the facility also participate in safety initiatives and share in the commitment, with some achieving safety records of up to 22 years.
Troy Lancaster, plant manager, credits the achievement to his team’s passion for creating a safety culture. “Colleagues who want to make a difference are the strength of our program” he says.
Congratulations to the Decatur Cogeneration team for keeping themselves and their coworkers safe. Zero is possible.
Decatur has been home to the ADM Corporate Headquarters since 1969. Within the community, ADM has over 50 locations and employs more than 4,600 people. The Decatur Cogeneration facility provides steam and 60 percent of the electricity needed for the entire ADM Decatur complex. Most of the steam is produced from a mixture of Illinois-mined, low-sulfur coal and limestone, resulting in a very clean-burning process. Additionally, the facility puts old tires to new energy use, burning each day approximately 150 tons of shredded tires that would otherwise be put in a landfill.
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.