Archer Daniels Midland Co. has opened a new, high-tech feed facility in Glencoe, Minnesota, USA. The company also said it will invest to expand and modernize its pet food and specialty livestock feed operations in Effingham, Illinois, USA.
“We are continuing to expand our capabilities to meet the needs of animal nutrition customers around the globe,” said Brent Fenton, president of ADM Animal Nutrition. “With these new plants, we will be positioned to grow with our customers, helping support them as they succeed. We are excited about these investments to grow and improve our ADM Animal Nutrition business, and we are looking forward to sharing the benefits with our customers.”
The company has purchased a 284,000-square-foot food-grade warehouse, which will be transformed into a new pet food and livestock premix plant, replacing ADM’s current three facilities in the city.
“This is a substantial expansion and improvement to our already significant pet food capabilities,” said Fenton. “This state-of-the-art facility, with industry-leading technology, will give us tremendous capabilities to meet a wide variety of customer needs not just today, but in the years and decades to come, as industry standards for quality and process controls continue to evolve.”
The new facility, which will be located in the Effingham Industrial Park, will use cutting-edge technology to meet customer needs, including:
ADM Animal Nutrition expects the facility to be fully operational in late 2017 or early 2018.
“We’re very pleased that ADM is making this significant investment in Effingham,” said Todd Hull, Effingham director of economic development. “This is a big vote of confidence in our community.”
The company’s new, state-of-the-art feed facility in Glencoe, Minnesota, USA, will serve customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
“This new, highly automated facility will enhance our ability to meet customer needs for quality feed in the dairy, beef, swine, poultry, game bird and wildlife sectors,” Fenton said. “With mixing systems that can produce bulk or bag feeds in either meal or pelleted forms in various package sizes, we are excited to use the very best technology in order to offer our customers an extensive, customizable array of the very highest quality feed products.”
The Glencoe plant features:
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.