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Archer Daniels Midland Company celebrated the opening of its modernized flour mill in Enid, Oklahoma. “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.”
“Increasing food processing is one of our long-standing agricultural goals for the state of Oklahoma,” said Governor Mary Fallin, who attended the ceremony. “This ribbon cutting 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.”
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, state-of-the-art unit and will add a new, high-speed packer in Q1 2019 to help more effectively serve customers. 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,” 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.”
ADM Milling is one of the world’s largest flour millers, with multiple wheat mills in the U.S. as well Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and the United Kingdom. ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. It has a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network.