New systems will increase unloading speed and improve product qualityALPHARETTA, Georgia, June 1, 2016—Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced that it is investing in a significant upgrade and modernization of the company’s warehouse in Vienna, Georgia.“Our Vienna facility has a capacity of approximately 40,000 tons of peanuts,” said Greg Mills, president of Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts. “Those peanuts come from our partners into the Golden Peanut and Tree Nut network, and from there into the hands of customers and consumers across the United States and around the globe. Today, we are proud to announce significant enhancements that will make that process more efficient for our partner farmers, and improve the quality of the stock that is sent to our southeast processing operations.”
The upgrade plans include:Replacement of receiving equipment.Improved ventilation and aeration.New sand screens and extra conveyors.
Taken together, the new, modern equipment will significantly improve unload times, and will enhance quality control from the farm field to the customer.
“Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts is already one of the nation’s largest handlers and processors of peanuts, and as the peanut and peanut oil markets in the U.S. continue to grow, we are committed to continuous improvement—for our partner farmers and for our customers around the world,” Mills added. “You cannot succeed in the peanut business by standing still. Last summer, we announced our plans to expand peanut oil production in Dawson, Georgia. At the end of the year, we acquired more shelling capacity in South Africa. Now, we’re moving to enhance our collection and storage operations in Vienna. Golden Peanut continues to work to always be better, so our customers and partners know they can continue to count on us for the highest quality products and best-in-class customer service.”
Suppliers or customers with questions about the Vienna facility should call (770) 752-8160.
About Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts
Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, is a leading handler and processor of peanuts and tree nuts. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company has 10 processing facilities in the U.S. and one in Argentina. In South Africa, Golden Peanut is the majority owner of peanut processing plants in Hartswater, Hoopstad and Jan Kempdorp, and is 51 percent owner of pecan processor and marketer GPC Pecan S.A.
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