Agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently revealed plans for a new grain mill in Mendota to support the company’s continued growth in the Midwest and in Illinois, specifically.
The Mendota mill plan represents one of several recent expansion projects alongside animal nutrition plants located in Effingham and Quincy, as well as a production agreement with DuPont Industrial Biosciences. Slated to commence production in 2019, the facility will permit grinding of both soft and hard wheat grains.
ADM Milling President Mark Kolkhorst said that bakers throughout the Midwest are currently increasing production and that the Mendota venue both will help meet added demand and serve to increase the firm’s shareholder value.
“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,” Kolkhorst said. “We are pleased to expand our presence in Mendota and continue investing in Illinois.”
Once the new mill is fully operational, ADM will cease production at its current Chicago location, according to company spokespersons. ADM runs milling sites throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America, as well as the United Kingdom. In addition to wheat, it also transforms corn, oilseeds and cocoa into nutrients and fuel products; the company provides food ingredients to clients in over 160 nations.