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Pioneer Announces Expansion in the Greater Des Moines Area


Regulatory Group Will Relocate to Ankeny to Support Growth, Increase Capacity

DES MOINES, Iowa.- DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred today announced its plans to execute a five-year lease in Ankeny to accommodate projected growth in its regulatory group. More than 80 regulatory employees will relocate from the Johnston campus to the new facility.

The dedicated laboratory and office space will allow the regulatory group to grow to handle the numerous biotech traits moving through the DuPont trait and technology pipeline. The move is part of the continued commitment by DuPont to invest in high-value growth areas and to support the future business needs of Pioneer.

“Our biotech product pipeline is now full of traits that will help increase farmers’ productivity in order to meet demand for food, feed, fuel and materials,” said John Duesing, Pioneer senior research director for the regulatory group. “The new space will provide the infrastructure for growth to enable timely regulatory submissions and approvals for those traits so we can get them to our customers faster.”

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world’s leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.

DuPont Leaving is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.


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