Ingredion hosts ribbon cutting, adds 60 jobs downtown
24 Jan 2018
Ingredion officially opened their downtown Tulsa shared service center in December.
The opening followed an aggressive 120-day plan that — with the help of Tulsa’s Future — identified and hired about 60 high-quality employees. The hiring schedule was accomplished all while renovating space their new employees began filling in November.
Their success was celebrated just before Christmas with a ribbon cutting that included several local leaders alongside Ingredion’s senior staff.
Mayor G.T. Bynum helped hold the ribbon for Ingredion Chief Financial Officer Jim Gray to cut with other state and local officials also lending their support.
Ingredion turns plant materials into ingredients that are used to improve a variety of consumer products. Gray boasts that his 11,000-strong international company makes yogurt smooth and crackers crunchy.
The Fortune 500 company manufactures in more than 40 countries and is hoped to have more in store for Tulsa, said Tulsa Regional Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal.
“These partners are brought together by Tulsa’s Future, the Chamber-led regional economic development plan,” Neal said. “Tulsa’s Future helps create jobs and generate capital investment in our region. Today’s ribbon cutting, I’m happy to say, marks success on both fronts.”