Diamond V dedicated its new 17,000 sq. ft. high-tech global headquarters on August 24th at its 77-acre Diamond V campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Diamond V, the industry leader in microbial-based fermentation research and technology innovation, manufactures all-natural products in Cedar Rapids that it markets to livestock producers worldwide.
Its new, green headquarters relies on geo-thermal heat for even climate control. Windows in each work area provides natural lighting and an inviting work environment. From the new boardroom an expansive and impressive view of the area’s agriculture and industry awaits through a wall of windows. Expanded space for training and meetings sits next to the second-floor boardroom. Nearby, an airy reception area offers exterior views from two-stories of glass windows.
The new global headquarters sits adjacent to the state-of-the-art South Manufacturing Facility. Dedicated just three years ago, the South Manufacturing Facility is now undergoing an expansion to accommodate growing demand globally.
“Our mission at Diamond V is to leverage technology and science to deliver nutritional solutions for the world,” says John Bloomhall, president & CEO, Diamond V.
With the world population expected to reach nine billion within 40 years, an increase of two billion individuals, food production will need to double. Seventy percent of that increase is expected to result from efficiencies gained through improving technology, Bloomhall says.
“Diamond V is a key player in answering the world demand for quality feed ingredients to optimize animal nutrition and health,” says Bloomhall.
Diamond V received recognition and congratulations from the American Feed Industry Association president Joel Neuman, the Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad, the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds, Mayor of Cedar Rapids Ron Corbett, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harken, and U.S. Representative David Loebsack. Senator Grassley presented a certificate of recognition.
“Diamond V Original XPC and XP fully fermented yeast culture introduced the industry to the full benefits realized by optimizing digestive function and performance70 years ago,” says Bloomhall. “The proprietary anaerobic fermentation technology known only to Diamond V leads the livestock industry thanks to research insights gained through first-hand experience and hundreds of objective, in-depth and unmatched scientific, peer-reviewed research trials.”