- New facility will eventually create up to 200 jobs in the region
ERLANGER, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) today announced the opening of
its new information technology and support center, which is located on
the same campus as ADM’s WILD Flavors offices in Erlanger, Kentucky.
“As our company continues to grow, our global I.T. capabilities and
infrastructure have to expand at the same time to support that growth.
This new technology center enables us to attract new I.T. talent to our
organization as we expand our company and our technical capabilities,”
said ADM Chief Executive Officer Juan Luciano.
“We are excited to grow our presence here in Erlanger,” Luciano added.
“This center is a great example of the many synergies we’ve been able to
capitalize on following our acquisition of WILD Flavors last year.
Co-locating the facility on the WILD campus in Erlanger gives us access
to a strong local talent pool of I.T. professionals in Northern Kentucky
and the entire Greater Cincinnati area, and also allowed us to execute
this expansion in a cost-conscious way.”
About 70 employees and contractors are currently based in the center.
The staff will eventually expand to approximately 200 ADM colleagues.
The majority of the positions will be newly created as ADM expands its
global I.T. support and infrastructure. In addition, 1ADM—the planning
and implementation of the company’s new enterprise resource planning
system—will be supported at the new facility.
To support the development of the center, the Kentucky Economic
Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) approved tax incentives of up to
$5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. In order to
qualify for the incentives, ADM has committed to recruit heavily in
Kentucky for the newly created positions at the center. KEDFA also
approved ADM for tax benefits of up to $200,000 through the Kentucky
Enterprise Initiative Act.
“ADM’s decision to expand operations in Kentucky and add 200 jobs speaks
volumes about the opportunities our Commonwealth offers,” said Gov.
Steve Beshear. “Since January 2014, the food and beverage industry in
northern Kentucky announced 46 new or expanding projects and $423
million invested. With the industry adding 3,100 new jobs over that
time, it’s great to welcome ADM as a contributor to that growth.”
ADM will be recruiting to fill a wide variety of positions at the
Erlanger center, including project managers, business analysts and
solution integrators. On Thursday, Oct. 22, ADM plans to host an open
house at the new center for I.T. professionals and others interested in
learning more about the company and its new facilities. More information
about the event, and the positions ADM is looking to fill, is available
“We are excited to expand our presence and create jobs in Erlanger,”
said Marty Schoenthaler, ADM’s chief information officer. “We look
forward to continuing to work with local educational institutions,
recruiters and community leaders as we grow this new facility and our
ADM will maintain its existing I.T. center at the company’s North
American headquarters in Decatur, Illinois, and will also continue
delivering I.T. services from several other ADM locations throughout
North and South America, Europe and Asia.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company
(NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital
needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest
agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than
33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a
global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement
locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation
centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect
the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed,
industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Jackie Anderson, 312-634-8484