Des Moines, Iowa

1900 Scott Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Number of employees: Nearly 600 employees call our headquarters home, whether they work at one of the buildings on campus, or remotely in the United States as part of the sales team.

Teams: administrative, marketing, research & development, finance, engineering, customer service, operations, information technology, human resources, legal and regulatory affairs, sales.

"Having lived all over the United States, it stands out when people in Des Moines and Iowa are genuinely nice. Unlike other places, when Iowans ask, “how are you”, they really want to know the answer. "  Eugene | Product Manager

"With the campus in Des Moines being Kemin's global headquarters, I can access employees in a wide range of functions across all the different business units in a matter of minutes. Meeting face-to-face with those employees allows for cohesive meetings to occur and continual relationship-building among my colleagues."  Brooke | Sales Representative

Our expansion

In 2013, a 45,000 square-foot research facility called the Molecular Advancement Center opened. In 2017, we will further deepen our roots in Iowa with the opening of a new, 90,000 square-foot corporate headquarters building. These are just two of the buildings that make up a multi-year, $125.5 million expansion in Des Moines that will have added a coffee shop, cafeteria, fitness center, spacious courtyard, walking paths, and innovative work spaces to our campus.

Additional projects to our campus in Des Moines include:

  • 23,000 square-foot warehouse
  • 16,000 square-foot manufacturing facility with additional 7,300 square-feet of mezzanine and equipment platform
  • 10,000 square-foot greenhouse with a 1,700 square-foot head house

Connecting with our community:

Kemin is an active partner in every community where we have employees as we strive to promote the economic and social wellbeing of those host communities. At our corporate headquarters, we focus our support on underprivileged children, science education, and affordable housing by working locally with:

•Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS)

•Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

•Iowa Governor’s Stem Advisory Council

We encourage employee participation by offering paid leave away from work to volunteer in the community. Click here to read more about our corporate social responsibility.


Living in Des Moines:

Des Moines is the best of both worlds with the exciting culture and recreation of a large metropolitan city and the affordable living and family values that the Midwest is known for. You can visit our world-class art museum, bike along hundreds of miles of trails, and dine at one of our culturally diverse, award-winning restaurants in our booming downtown area. Like Kemin, Des Moines is growing and thriving, making it a great place for our employees to call home. Whether you live in the area or are visiting, make sure to visit our famous Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, recognized on the "Top 10 Farmers's Marketsin the U.S" by Shape Magazine.

With the cost of living nearly 10% below the national average, Des Moines was recently named #1 Best City for Young Professionals and the #2 Best City for Jobs by Forbes Magazine, and #6 Best City for Raising a Family by Kiplinger. Read more about how Des Moines is top-ranked for young profesisonals, retirees, homeowers, and more!

To learn more about living and working in Des Moines, visit the Greater Des Moines Partnership
To learn about some of the upcoming events and more exciting things to do in the city, visit Catch Des Moines