ADM’s domestic operations comprise more than 160 ingredient manufacturing facilities and more than 300 crop procurement facilities – including grain elevators, ports and shipping terminals used to store both raw materials and finished products – spread across 29 states. Among our U.S. processing facilities are:
Seventy oilseed plants, including 25 crushing facilities, where meal from crops such as soybeans, canola, cottonseeds and sunflower seeds is separated from crude vegetable oil. This oil can be partially refined at ADM’s 27 domestic oilseed refineries for use in the manufacture of inks, paints, solvents, lubricants and other industrial materials. Or, it can be further processed into edible products such as salad oils, margarines and liquid shortenings. We also use refined soy and canola oils that undergo additional processing to manufacture biodiesel fuel.
Oilseed meal, meanwhile, is used to produce animal feed as well as various isolates, concentrates and flours that add protein to a variety of foods. Some meals also have industrial applications; cottonseed flour, for example, is used to make pharmaceuticals, while companies that make chemicals, paper and filters often incorporate cotton cellulose pulp. ADM’s oilseeds processing plants are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Seventeen corn processing plants, including both dry mills – where corn is ground, crushed and rolled for use in products such as animal feeds and ethanol fuel – and highly sophisticated wet mills, which steep the grain in a water mixture before separating it into four parts. We use two of the parts – fiber and gluten – primarily in animal feeds. The other two parts are the germ, which we process into oil, and starch, which we use to create sweeteners, thickeners, dietary fiber supplements and other products. In all, ADM generates more than 40 different products from corn. Our existing corn processing facilities are located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Carolina.
Sixty-two agricultural services processing plants covering a range of manufacturing capabilities—from producing flours and bakery mixes to processing formula feeds, animal health and nutrition products, and edible beans. These various operations are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Source: 2014 ADM 10-K