Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced that that it is investing in a significant modernization of its flour mill in Enid, Oklahoma.
“The Enid flour mill has served as an important hub for the region’s wheat harvest for many decades, and upgrades to the facility will provide even better service to our customers in the future,” said Mark Kolkhorst, president, ADM Milling. “Improvements include replacing two existing milling units with a single, highly-automated, state-of-the-art unit, which will efficiently meet existing customer needs, and provide capacity to reach out to new customers.
“Not only are these upgrades important to our customers and our business, but they’re important to our suppliers in and around Enid,” Kolkhorst continued. “Here in the heart of wheat country, we depend on a great group of local farmers to supply our mill. We appreciate our partnership with them, and look forward to continuing to work with them from our improved facility.”
The upgrades represent a complete retrofit of ADM’s existing mill in Enid. In addition to a new milling unit, a new high-speed packer will also be installed to help more effectively serve customer needs.
“This is outstanding news for Oklahoma, Enid, and wheat producers,” said Jim Reese, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture. “Increasing food processing is one of Governor Fallin's long standing agricultural goals. This investment by ADM will ensure its long term viability in Oklahoma. I thank ADM, Brent Kisling and the Enid Regional Development Alliance, and Enid leaders for their great efforts.”
The modernization project will take about a year, with construction expected to start in the coming months. The plant will remain in operation during the project.