ADM Malting Receives Platinum Quality Award

ADM Malting Receives Platinum Quality Award


Lion Nathan New Zealand has recognized Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) with its Platinum Quality Award. ADM Malting New Zealand Ltd. received the award for its product development support of Steinlager Pure, a new 100 percent malt beer.

“We are pleased to be recognized with Lion’s Platinum Quality Award,” said Steven J. Furcich, president of ADM Malting. “Providing ongoing technical support to strategic partners such as Lion Breweries is one of our highest priorities.”

ADM received the award for its work toward optimizing malt specifications of a particular variety of barley – Fairview – to Lion’s product development work. Lion Breweries presented the Platinum Quality Award at its annual Lion Nathan Supplier Dinner in June.

ADM re-entered the malting business in 2006 after purchasing Lesaffre’s 50 percent interest in International Malting Company (IMC). IMC was renamed ADM Malting Company and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADM.

ADM Malting operates malting plants in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Today, it is one of the world’s leading suppliers of quality malt to the brewing, distilling and food industries.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain. ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 27,000 employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 of $44 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM’s Web site at

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