Founded in 1902, Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and our business operations are aligned across four units—Carbohydrate Solutions, Nutrition, Oilseeds and Origination.
ADM started its Jamaican operations in 1997 after acquiring Jamaica Flour Mills Limited, which at the time was the only producer of flour on the island. In 2002, ADM acquired Jamaica Rice Milling Company Limited and began processing rice for the local market. As Jamaica’s largest flour manufacturer—with over 30 employees and 92 contractors—ADM originates, processes and sells a variety of flour and flour-based products for bakeries, homes and restaurants. A mix plant is also operated at the Kingston location, which produces cake mixes and breakfast cereals for the local and export markets. The plant also produces mill feed which is supplied to the manufacturers of animal feed for the local and export markets.
ADM believes in helping to give back to the community and each Christmas sponsors a luncheon for the elderly. Tertiary education scholarships are also offered through the JFM Foundation to students attending local universities. The Foundation which was incorporated in 1988 has offered over 200 scholarships to students.
ADM Jamaica is the second-largest milling facility in the Caribbean and represents an important part of ADM’s Milling business.