DENVER — Ardent Mills has finalized an agreement to operate the Cargill grain elevator in Albany, N.Y. The elevator is located adjacent to Ardent Mills’ Albany community mill. The approximately 11-million-bu elevator historically has been used to store wheat and other grains. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Obtaining the rights to operate this grain facility is consistent with our strategies for growth and our desire to help our customers win,” said Sean Gager, plant manager of Ardent Mills’ Albany facility. “There is a strong team in place at the elevator, and we are pleased to have them join Ardent Mills. We expect a very smooth transition as we serve our East coast regional customers and ultimately consumers with safe, nutritious grain-based products. We are excited about the future for our community mill in combination with this new elevator. We’re confident we can leverage these assets going forward to support innovation and supply chain efficiencies.”
Mr. Gager said the Albany elevator and associated equipment will add to its capabilities to serve bakeries, food manufacturers, food service and retailers across the region, and will support Ardent Mills’ vision of being the trusted partner in nurturing its customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. Six existing team members will join Ardent Mills team.
Ardent Mills has a total of 43 grain storage facilities with a total licensed grain storage capacity of 64,355,000 bus, according to Sosland Publishing’s 2018 Milling & Grain Annual.