Ingredion to open shared service center in Tulsa
20 Sep 2017
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced that it plans to open a shared service center in Tulsa.
Ingredion, a Fortune 500 company, is headquartered in Westchester, Ill. (suburban Chicago), and has approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. The Tulsa operation will be located at 810 S. Cincinnati Ave. Initially, it will house select finance activities for the company’s U.S. and Canadian operations and employ approximately 60 people.
According to James Gray, Ingredion chief financial officer, Tulsa was selected for several reasons. “Tulsa is an excellent location for our shared service center," said Gray. "The city is home to other established shared service centers and several universities, plus it offers a skilled and stable workforce and affordable real estate. In addition, partnerships with the City of Tulsa, State of Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation presented attractive options for assisting with the startup and ongoing operations of our shared service center. We look forward to being part of the community."
“I am thrilled to welcome Ingredion to Tulsa and the Oklahoma community,” said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. “Today’s announcement is one more indication that our commitment to pro-business policies is helping to attract a wide variety of jobs and businesses to the state. Oklahoma is proud to host Ingredion, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the company and its employees.”
“It has been a pleasure working with the Ingredion team as they evaluated potential sites across the U.S. for their new shared service center,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am excited to welcome yet another new employer to the Tulsa community, especially a global employer of the caliber of Ingredion. Their decision to locate in Tulsa is a continued sign that the investments Tulsans are making in quality of life, public safety, and infrastructure are building a world-class city that provides employers the confidence they will be able to attract and retain talent both now and in the future.”
“Our economic strength comes by working together to build an environment that is ripe for business growth,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “This announcement is further proof in the power of partnership. By working together, we are able to bring jobs to Oklahoma and design an economy that is sustainable for the future. Cherokee Nation welcomes Ingredion and looks forward to providing them with our recruitment and workforce development expertise.”
“Ingredion joins a growing number of premier companies that recognize the strengths of expanding in or to the Tulsa region,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “We’re thrilled that Ingredion will be part of Tulsa’s emerging competitive advantage as a hub for professional services talent. Our local partners in government, higher education and workforce development are all committed to their success.”
Ingredion expects to open the shared service center in November 2017. For more information on career opportunities visit: http://bit.ly/ingrediontulsacareers
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider with 2016 revenues close to $6 billion. We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts cream y , candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars. Visit Ingredion. com to learn more.