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Decatur CPR Instructors

As we celebrate Global Safety Week, ADM is pleased to recognize our American Red Cross certified CPR instructors. The 21 colleagues on the team volunteer to provide health and safety education and training to coworkers throughout ADM’s Decatur area facilities.

The instructors have trained more than 650 colleagues in CPR, defibrillator usage and standard first aid.

“All of us volunteer to perform this service because we know how important it is,” says James Wagner, safety director of the Decatur West Refinery and a certified CPR instructor. “The time spent teaching colleagues is an important investment in emergency preparedness.”

Lori Heatherton, a security and safety support specialist, completed additional training to become an Emergency Medical Technician. “For me, there is an immense satisfaction in knowing that I can train my colleagues on what to do during a medical emergency,” she says. “It’s a rewarding experience for me, both at ADM and within the community.”

Health and safety training is just one way that ADM employees make safety a priority — both in the workplace and at home. We are proud to applaud them for their dedication.


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. ADM operates the world’s largest corn processing plant in Decatur, which produces an array of products including corn oil, corn gluten feed and corn gluten meal and a number of corn-based sweeteners. The Decatur soybean plant produces
soy-based products ranging from soy flour and grits to soy proteins and isoflavones. At the James R. Randall Research Center, scientists develop new products and processes based on some of ADM’s core raw materials – corn, oilseeds and wheat. They continually look for new breakthroughs in food, feed, biofuels and industrial products by using innovative techniques and state-of-the-art instruments.
Every day, the 28,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company transform crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 230 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 the harvest to the home in more than 60 countries.

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