ADM Statement on February Decatur Corn Plant Shutdown

ADM Statement on February Decatur Corn Plant Shutdown


CHICAGO, March 24, 2017—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) released the following statement today:

“On February 6, our Decatur corn processing complex suffered a weather-related power outage. While working to restart the plant, we discovered a significant leak in a 72-inch pipe feeding cooling water to the mill. We shut the plant down while we worked to make temporary repairs to the pipe. On February 11, we restarted the plant at partial capacity. On February 15, we ramped up to full capacity.

“On February 22, in the process of effecting more permanent repairs, the pipe failed again. We shut down the facility for about a day, restarting at partial capacity on February 23, and full capacity on February 26.

“The cooling water that left the pipe was retained within our containment system.

“We have put in place contingency plans that will allow the facility to continue operations if such failures occur in the future.

“We expect this event to have a small negative impact on our results for the first quarter, principally in our Corn Processing business.”

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