Horizon doubling whole wheat milling capacity

by Josh Sosland
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KENOSHA, WIS. — Horizon Milling L.L.C. has announced plans to install whole wheat milling capacity at its Kenosha flour mill. The project, targeted for completion later this fall, will double whole wheat milling capacity across Horizon’s nationwide network of 18 flour mills.

“This increase in whole wheat capacity reflects consumers’ growing desire to incorporate more whole grains into their diets,” said Daniel P. Dye, president of Horizon Milling. “We are expanding our ability to help our customers formulate great-tasting, wholesome and nutritious products that today’s consumers are seeking for themselves and their families.”

Horizon is the nation’s largest flour milling company and currently produces whole wheat flour at mills in Ogden, Utah; Mankato, Minn.; and Mount Pocono, Pa.

The Kenosha mill currently is the eleventh largest U.S. flour mill with daily capacity of 21,000 cwts, including 11,000 cwts of wheat flour and 10,000 cwts of semolina. Horizon has not announced how much capacity will be added with the whole wheat addition.

Horizon said the expansion will allow the company to “help U.S. schools meet the new U.S. Department of Agriculture rules that require all grains served in school meals to be whole grain-rich within two years.”

The company noted 32 million lunches and 12 million breakfasts are serviced to children at school each day.

In addition to offering traditional whole wheat flour, Horizon also offers GrainWise wheat aleurone and WheatSelect white spring whole wheat flour.

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