ADM opens I.T. center in Kentucky

by Jeff Gelski
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ADM has opened its new information technology and support center in Erlanger on the same campus as ADM’s Wild Flavors offices.

ERLANGER, KY. — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has opened its new information technology and support center in Erlanger on the same campus as ADM’s Wild Flavors offices. About 70 employees and contractors are based in the center now, but that number eventually will expand to 200. ADM is looking to fill a variety of positions, including project managers, business analysts and solution integrators. ADM will host an open house at the center on Oct. 22.

“As our company continues to grow, our global I.T. capabilities and infrastructure have to expand at the same time to support that growth,” said Juan Luciano, chief executive officer for Chicago-based ADM. “This new technology center enables us to attract new I.T. talent to our organization as we expand our company and our technical capabilities.”

ADM acquired Erlanger-based Wild Flavors last year.

“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,” Mr. Luciano said. “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 greater Cincinnati area, and also allowed us to execute this expansion in a cost-effective way.”

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved tax incentives of up to $5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. To qualify for the program, ADM committed to recruit heavily in Kentucky.

ADM will maintain an existing I.T. center at the company’s North American headquarters in Decatur, Ill. The company will continue delivering I.T. services from several other ADM locations throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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