DECATUR, Ill., May 7, 2018—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today celebrated the opening of its new, high-tech premix facility in Effingham, Illinois.
“Today’s pet food and animal nutrition customers have higher standards for quality and process controls than ever before, and our new plant in Effingham has the industry-leading technology needed to meet and exceed their needs,” said Chuck Loefer, vice president of ADM Animal Nutrition. “For our customers, this means faster service, more customization to meet every need, and higher capacity—in short, everything they can and should expect from ADM Animal Nutrition.”
The new facility, located in the Effingham Industrial Park, features state-of-the-art technology, including:
- Automation within receiving, batching, packaging, and loadout.
- Multiple batching systems with simultaneous weighing for high efficiency and high output.
- Metal detection and protection from receiving to packaging.
- In-line screening, sizing, and sifting capabilities.
- A bar coding system that uniquely identifies each item all the way from receiving to shipping.
“ADM Animal Nutrition is investing to become the go-to partner for livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal customers around the globe,” said Samson Li, president of ADM Animal Nutrition. “From our new premix plants and aquaculture capabilities in Asia, to our addition of pet treat leader Crosswind Industries, to the enhancement and upgrades to our facilities in North America—including our great new plant in Effingham—we are leading the charge and helping our customers succeed in a fast-growing market.”
About ADM Animal Nutrition
ADM Animal Nutrition™ is a leading manufacturing, nutrition and marketing business offering a wide range of innovative products for the animal nutrition market. Known as a global leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition also offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and specialty feed ingredients designed to provide leading-edge solutions, enabling our customers to meet and optimize animal health and nutrition goals.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
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