Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012 - (Page 39)

ADM Milling expanding Beech Grove flour mill OVERLAND PARK, KAS. — ADM Milling Co. will expand capacity at its flour mill in Beech Grove, Ind. When the project is completed, the mill will be the largest among the 23 operated by ADM in the United States. The expansion, which will bring daily capacity to 27,800 cwts, an increase of 8,400 cwts, has received corporate approval, and work will begin in November, pending civil and regulatory approvals. “As customers look to ADM Milling for a larger quantity and variety of products, it’s our job to help them grow,” said Mark Kolkhorst, president of ADM Milling. “This new capacity will allow us to provide a greater level of service to customers in the Beech Grove area.” The Beech Grove mill was built in the late 1980s but has roots dating back nearly 200 years, or when a grist mill was built on Washington Street in Indianapolis in 1821. While rebuilt, renamed and sold multiple times, the business remained on Washington Street until the property was bought by the city in 1988. That same year, the mill was acquired by ADM Milling and construction began on a new mill in Beech Grove, an Indianapolis suburb. Originally built with daily capacity of 15,000 cwts, small projects over the years raised Beech Grove capacity to its current 19,400 cwts. The new project is the first significant expansion since the mill was built. ADM said the expansion will feature the latest technology for automation and process controls. “The expansion will allow the Beech Grove facility to produce multiple products, ranging from spring and winter to hard and soft wheat blends, providing a range of options for customers,” ADM said. The mill already stood out for the breadth of flour grades it produces. According to a 2004 feature article about the mill published in Milling & Baking News, multiple milling units and unusually large bulk flour storage and grain storage capacity are keys to this flexibility. ADM has expanded other U.S. flour mills in recent years, adding a combined 7,500 cwts of daily milling capacity to facilities in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Spokane, Wash., in 2009. More recently, the company closed its 20,000 cwt flour mill in North Kansas City, Mo. MBN The Andersons agrees to major grain facility acquisition MAUMEE, OHIO — In a move that will increase the company’s storage capacity by nearly 30%, The Andersons, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase a majority of the grain and agronomy assets of Green Plains Grain Company, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. The transaction includes the purchase of 12 grain storage facilities and is expected to close in the fourth quarter. “This will be the largest acquisition in our company’s 65 year history, and will increase the storage capacity of our Grain Group by nearly 30%,” said Mike Anderson, chief executive officer. “This acquisition aligns with our geographic growth strategy for both our grain and plant nutrient businesses, and we expect it will be accretive on a full-year basis in 2013.” The agreement involves the purchase of seven facilities in Iowa and five in Tennessee, with a combined grain storage capacity of about 32 million bus, 12,000 tons of nutrient storage and more than 130 employees and working capital. “This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of expanding our / footprint into high grain production geographies where we can leverage our core capabilities to serve more customers in diverse trade areas,” said Denny Addis, president of The Gavilon opens grain facility in South Dakota L.L.C. OMAHA — Gavilon Liberty Grain, has opened a high-speed grain and dry fertilizer shuttle facility in Kimball, S.D. The grain facility, Gavilon’s first in South Dakota, will handle corn, soybeans, milo and wheat, and the fertilizer facility will distribute urea, monoammonium phosphate and potash. Gavilon unloaded its first unit train of fertilizer at the site in October. “We look forward to offering producers a local, competitive alternative in this important agricultural state,” said Jim Anderson, chief operating officer of agriculture at Gavilon. “South Dakota is a fast-growing production area, helped by advances in hybrids, production practices and higher commodity prices, and utilizes the most urea in the United States. We look forward to accommodating this growth and helping producers maximize their margins.” The site includes a 2.2-million-bu, upright concrete grain elevator, a 42,000ton dry fertilizer facility and a 1.5-mile loop track large enough to accommodate 125 cars. The Dakota Southern Railroad, which will service the shuttle facility, recently was upgraded to handle unit trains. MBN Milling & Baking News November 13, 2012 / 39 Andersons’ Grain Group. “It enables us to push further to the west and south, increasing our presence in Iowa and entering Tennessee. An additional benefit is our ability to now offer agronomy services in a combined manner with our grain business.” According to the 2012 Grain & Milling Annual published by Sosland Publishing Co., The Andersons operates 27 grain storage facilities with total capacity of 115,520,000 bus. The company has 13 terminal facilities, 9 country elevators, 3 processing plants and 2 port facilities. MBN  Milling Technology

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Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012
Change agent at General Mills, NAMA chairman celebrates ‘noble’ industry
Countering higher input costs, B.B.U. to raise prices in November
Late News - Flat Flowers earnings after one-time charge
Table of Contents
News/Comment - Lack of focus on farm issues likely to change
Editorial - Many milling positives in tough environment
Late News
Data - January-September flour output reaches new record high
Financial Results - Mondelez earnings down 29% in third quarter, sales fall 2%
Oreo, belVita buoy biscuit business at Mondelez
CSM B.S.N.A. unit performs well in tough market
Morning foods wake up at Kellogg
Industry Activities - Millers in ‘deep dive’ exploring possible vitamin D fortification
Meyer elected vice-chair of NAMA; two honorary memberships named
Merchandising - Winners in America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest crowned
Business - Bakers look to resume operations in wake of Hurricane Sandy
Flowers acquiring Bimbo assets in California, Oklahoma
With Wisconsin project, Horizon doubling whole wheat capacity
Baker’s Pride opens new donut plant
Wind farm built to supply power to Bimbo in Mexico begins operating
Strikes may be looming at Hostess Brands baking plants
Mondelez to close Mr. Christie cookie plant in Toronto
Red Star, Lesaffre to raise yeast prices
ADM opens sweetener transfer terminal in Chattanooga
Nutrition and Health - Whole Grain Stamp success spans participating companies of all sizes
Food Ingredient Solutions - Indulge in extras
Milling Technology - ADM Milling expanding Beech Grove flour mill
The Andersons agrees to major grain facility acquisition
Gavilon opens grain facility in South Dakota
POET-DSM buys equipment for cellulose production
Washington - Breaking Washington gridlock
Weather Outlook - In marked change, world weather pattern transitioning to ‘normal
Washington - Elections may bring little change to Senate ag committee
Farm bill fate uncertain in lame duck session of Congress
U.S.D.A. offers assistance to hurricane victims
People - With Cargill c.f.o. resignation, David MacLennan to fill in
Brad Pederson named supply chain manager at Caravan Ingredients
ADM taps two for management positions
Transportation and Distribution - N.G.F.A. seeks easier path to contest ‘unreasonable’ rail rates
Nutrition and Health - Initiative shows gains in nutrition content in children’s cereal
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises forecasts for U.S. and world 2012-13 wheat ending stocks
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012