Union Iron Announces Major Expansion Project in Decatur
Union Iron announced today (Aug. 28) that it will develop a new $11 million facility on East Mound Road and consolidate its current operations at existing Decatur locations into this new facility. The new facility will provide for significantly improved manufacturing efficiencies and will be able to accommodate the expected growth in Union Iron’s production of customized products. The decision to develop this facility in Decatur will support the retention of the existing employee base, and it is expected that additional employees will be added over the next several months as the company expands its production operations.
“We appreciate the efforts of the State of Illinois, the EDC, Macon County and the City of Decatur, for their support of the project. We will realize significant improvements in efficiency and overall operational capacity and this will be instrumental in satisfying the growing needs of our customers” added Mike Brotherton, General Manager of Union Iron.
About Ag Growth International
Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment, including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment and grain drying systems. AGI has eleven manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland, and distributes its products globally.
About Union Iron
Founded in Decatur in 1852, Union Iron Works is Decatur’s oldest manufacturer, currently producing commercial grain handling equipment and systems. It began by building steam engines. Later, the Western Corn Sheller was introduced by Union Iron, and it became an important product for many years. Product lines evolved over the years. Today Union Iron is one of the world’s largest suppliers of load out and conveyor systems for trucking and maritime operations with products sold on a global basis. Union Iron was acquired by Canada-based Ag Growth International in 2007.
About the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County
Composed of a combination of leading private sector employers, educational institutions and a variety of governmental bodies, the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County is uniquely positioned to support the expansion and retention needs of Macon County’s existing business and employer base and to effectively work with prospective businesses from outside the Central Illinois region to establish Decatur as a desired location for business development. The EDC works with local, state and federal partners to provide economic, technical and training assistance to businesses in the Macon County area.
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today (Aug. 25) opened its global headquarters and customer center in downtown Chicago.
“As we continue to grow our company, this location allows us to more easily reach global markets, while keeping us in close contact with U.S. farmers, customers and operations,” said Chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz.
About 70 employees are based in the two-floor space, which also includes a culinary facility for ADM to showcase its broad portfolio of food ingredients.
The global headquarters and customer center is located at 77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600, Chicago, Illinois, 60601. The main telephone number for the office is 312-634-8100.