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Kemin Industries Establishes Verona, Missouri, Protein Manufacturing Center

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, established a manufacturing facility in Verona, Missouri. The $70 million project is expected to create 30 jobs.

The new 38,000-square-foot facility will produce the company’s Proteus line of clean-label functional proteins that are used to increase yield and enhance the quality of meat and poultry products within the food industry.

"Since acquiring Proteus in April 2021, we've been eager to open this site and serve customers, who continue to demand sustainably sourced, technologically advanced solutions," said Marc Scantlin, President, Kemin Food Technologies – North America. "Opening our first-ever Proteus dry production plant provides the opportunity to partner with more meat and poultry manufacturers, positively impacting the quality of our global food supply."

Kemin Industries supplies specialty ingredients for several industries, including human/animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies, and textile industries.

"We've found a great pipeline of talent in Verona and the surrounding area that has successfully grown our manufacturing capabilities for our pet food business, and we believe this community will offer the same support for our Proteus production plant to meet the high interest of our customers," noted Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries. "I've been impressed with all our team members in Southwest Missouri, and I know even more potential employees are here to help us bring better meals to families around the world.”

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