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Grand opening of Des Moines facility

01 Jun 2016

Des Moines facility Grand Opening

A crowd of over 125 customers, dignitaries and Marel employees watched as the ribbon was official cut on Marel’s new facility in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

It was a full afternoon of special Grand Opening activities. It started off with facility tours that allowed guests to see everything the new office offers its employees and customers. The official ribbon cutting ceremony had brief speeches by CEO Arni Oddur Thordarson, Marel Inc. President/General Manager Einar Einarsson, local site manager Matt Bergman and Des Moines City Mayor Frank Cownie.  The afternoon was closed out with a social hour that featured local band The Soul Searchers.

Des Moines facility Grand Opening

It was a challenging and rewarding journey to get to the grand opening celebration of our new facility. We are extremely happy how functional the new environment is and the image that is portrayed to our employees and business partners. Everyone who works here in Des Moines is excited about our future.
- Matt Bergman, location manager

Des Moines facility Grand Opening

The new facility houses a fully functional Innovation Center that enables customers the opportunity to test their own products on the latest state-of-the-art Marel equipment. It is also home to the Research & Development staffs for Skinning and Linker/Peeler groups along with other support teams for both groups.