From modest origins as a Minneapolis linseed oil manufacturer formed at the turn of the 20th century, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has grown to become one of the world’s premier agribusinesses, with operations on six continents, more than 33,000 employees and $81 billion in annual revenue. That growth has come through a business model that efficiently and reliably connects agricultural crops to world markets, strict attention to our customers’ needs, category-defining product innovations, exceptional production flexibility and a continual emphasis on product quality and safety.
Every day, at more than 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities around the world, we connect the harvest to the home and transform crops into products that serve vital needs for food and energy. We convert corn, oilseeds and wheat into products for food, feed, industrial and energy uses. Our customers include many of the world’s largest food and energy companies.
Though our global footprint expands with each passing year, much of ADM’s operational infrastructure and workforce remain in the United States. Our global headquarters and customer center in downtown Chicago allows us to easily reach global markets, while keeping in close contact with U.S. farmers, customer and operations. And our North American headquarters in Decatur, Illinois, sits directly across the road from the world’s largest corn wet mill, one of several facilities we operate in the town.