(Update: Corn Products also had a plant in Pekin, IL. It is now an ethanol plant.)
While researching the Clearing and Bedford Park Yards around Archer Avenue and 63rd Street, I noticed a large industrial complex south of the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad (B&OCT) tracks and west of Archer Avenue. A view of the whole complex from the Archer Avenue is blocked by trees.
The sign said "Ingredion", so when I got home I Googled it and found that they were Corn Products until 2012.
|ILHAP, BWQ 9-18|
|John W. Barriger III Flickr|
Since high-fructose corn syrup is coming under attack as a contributor to our obesity epidemic, I noticed in their history that they have diversified into sugarless sweeteners and changed their name in 2012 from Corn Products to Ingredion.
|Bird's Eye View|
|Rob Olewinski Cmraseye posted|
Corn Products along Archer Ave next to the IHB Argo yard."
|Waldolf Ursine shared|
Took this picture while at the shipping dock of Ingredion formerly known as Corn Products International in Summit IL Looks like they got new power for in house switching
|Jerry Jackson posted|
This industry was somewhere along the IHB. The photo is from 1988 but details elude me. I see Conrail and IC grain hoppers...
Jacob Metzger: Corn Products from the GMO side.
Ken Schmidt: Yep, that is Corn Products. BRC also serves them from the east. Including tanks of Hexane.
|Jeff Lewis commented on Jerry's post|
This image was shot from right about here:
It predates the balloon track.
Ingredion has another plant near Winston-Salem, NC. That plant was built in 1981 to replace a plant they had in Pekin, IL.
I didn't realize that Corn Products was so big that they had their own office building in the loop.
|Zachary Taylor Davis - Chicago Architect posted|
Architects Thielbar and Fugard’s 1929 Trustees System Service Building - here seen as the Corn Products Building in 1958. The building was once home to nine different consulates and two radio stations. In 2003 the building converted to apartments/condominiums and it is now known as the Century Tower. (The building address was changed from 201 North Wells Street to 182 West Lake Street during the conversion from office building to condominiums.)