ADM to build new flour mill in Illinois, US


Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is planning to build a new flour mill in Mendota, Illinois, US, to meet the growing demand for its flour products in the Midwest region.

The new facility is expected to mill 30,000cwt on a daily basis, and will have the ability to grind both soft and hard wheat varieties to serve a wide variety of customer needs.

ADM intends to close its existing wheat mill in Chicago when the new facility is fully operational.

"Our new mill will enable us to drive efficiencies, thanks to the use of new technologies and equipment, and the ability to leverage capabilities of ADM’s existing grain facility in Mendota."

The new milling facility is expected to commence operations in mid-2019.

ADM milling president Mark Kolkhorst said: “ADM’s new facility in Mendota will help us provide additional capabilities to meet ongoing demand growth in the Midwest, where we are seeing bakers expand their production capabilities.

“In addition, our new mill will enable us to drive efficiencies, thanks to the use of new technologies and equipment, and the ability to leverage capabilities of ADM’s existing grain facility in Mendota such as unloading 110-car shuttle trains.”

Over the last two years, ADM announced more than $250m worth of projects in Illinois.

The projects included new animal nutrition production facilities in Effingham and Quincy, as well as construction of a flour mill in Mendota, and production of furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) from fructose in partnership with DuPont Industrial Biosciences.

ADM Milling has multiple wheat flour mills in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and the UK.