CHICAGO — Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Oct. 8 celebrated the opening of its modernized flour mill in Enid, Okla.
“For many decades, the Enid flour mill has served as a focal point for the region’s wheat harvest,” said Kevin Like, vice-president, ADM Milling. “We’re building upon that legacy with upgrades to the facility that will provide even better service to our customers.”
The modernization project involved a complete retro-fit of ADM’s existing mill in Enid, which was built in 1928. ADM replaced the two existing milling units with a single, highly-automated unit and will add a new, high-speed packer in the first quarter of 2019. The new mill will provide additional capacity to allow ADM to continue to grow its customer base in the region.
“Local farmers from America’s bread basket supply our mill,” Mr. Like said. “Along with helping customers and our business, the upgrades here will benefit our suppliers here in the heart of wheat country. We’re excited to work with them from our improved facility and grateful for our continued partnership.”
Local community members and leaders attended the opening.
“Increasing food processing is one of our long-standing agricultural goals for the state of Oklahoma,” said Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, who attended the ceremony. “This ribbon cutting today represents progress toward that goal for Oklahoma, for Enid and for our wheat producers. The investment by ADM will ensure its long-term viability in our state. It also is another indication that our commitment to pro-business policies is helping to attract and retain a wide variety of jobs and businesses to the state.”
According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2018 Grain & Milling Annual, ADM Milling Co. has a total wheat flour capacity of 377,300 cwts and a total mill grain storage capacity of 47 million bus.
ADM Milling has multiple wheat mills in the United States as well Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and the United Kingdom.