Kemin marks six decades of business

02 August 20222 min reading

Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries marks six decades of transforming lives with community engagement, sustainability initiatives and events on six continents.

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, is celebrating 61 years since the company's founding in 1961 with a year-long "61 since '61" anniversary campaign. The global commemoration kicked off earlier this year and continued at Kemin's worldwide headquarters. 

Kemin has been committed to improving the quality of life since the company was founded in 1961. R.W. and Mary Nelson established the company with USD$10,000 in savings, an old wool barn for product mixing and the family living room as the first corporate office. Initially focused on serving the agricultural industry within the Midwestern United States, Kemin quickly expanded into new industries and countries. Today, Kemin creates products for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies, textile, biofuels and animal vaccine industries.

"Growing up, Kemin was a part of my life from the very beginning, and I'm proud to continue the work and legacy put forth by my parents and the Nelson family," said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries. "In just six decades, Kemin has grown from a single-region operation to serving customers in more than 120 countries with more than 500 specialty ingredients. It's truly incredible to see what science, innovation and dedication can create to better serve the world and positively impact communities."

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