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1902 John W. Daniels founds Daniels Linseed Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is named president.
1903 George A. Archer joins W. Daniels in Minneapolis.
1905 The Company name is changed to the Archer Daniels Linseed Company.
1911 Capitalization reaches $1,000,000.
1914 The Company’s first expansion takes place when a linseed mill is leased at Superior, Wisconsin.
1915 Company expands to compete in eastern markets by building a linseed mill and a public grain elevator in Buffalo, New York. 
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