In 1970, Weitz was the original contractor on the corn processing plant and has had a presence on-site ever since. Weitz has partnered with ADM to complete more than 100 design-build projects. The projects in which Weitz has collaborated with ADM generally involve new construction, renovation, equipment installation and routine plant maintenance services. A fast-track approach gets used with these projects, which enables the team to begin work on foundations long before building design is complete.
In the early 1980s, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) shared its idea of building an alcohol facility with Weitz. Team meetings were held to discuss the design-build project with concepts getting sketched on a piece of scratch paper.