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History of ADM

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1902 - 1930

1902

Daniels Linseed Co. founded in Minneapolis

1923

Changed name to Archer Daniels Midland Company

1924

Listed on NYSE

1927

Formed grain division

1929

Began crushing soybeans

Acquired Commander Larabee flour milling business

1931 - 1990

1963

Built export terminal at the Gulf of Mexico

1967

Entered barge freight business

1969

Relocated headquarters to Decatur, Illinois

1974

Acquired first soybean processing plants in Europe and South America

1979

Established ADM Trucking

1986

Formed Golden Peanut Company

1991 - Present

1994

Invested in Asian agribusiness Wilmar

1997

Acquired Glencore's Brazilain operations

Entered edible beans business

2009

Launched ADM Cares corporate giving program

Built first wholly owned food-ingredient facility in China

2014

Acquired WILD Flavors

Relocated global headquarters to Chicago

2015

Acquired Eatem Foods