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Decatur Emissions Measurement Group

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

In 2008, the EMG team was recognized for working 15 years without an employee work-related safety incident. 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 began operations in Decatur 16 years ago. They provide air pollution emissions measurement services at operating facilities in the Midwest and Southeast. Due to the nature of the service EMG provides, testing is conducted at a variety of heights and in most weather conditions. “Our work can be challenging because we work in all types of conditions,” said Sam Turner, EMG manager in Decatur. “We’re very proud of our excellent safety record and are committed to doing what it takes to extend that record.”


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. Established in Decatur in 1992, the Emissions Measurement Group helps ADM comply with environmental regulations and operating permits, optimize process operations, and reduce energy consumption. 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 soybased 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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