Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will build a new, modern feed and pet food ingredient facility to replace its current operations in Quincy, Illinois.
“We are excited to invest in a new, state-of-the art feed plant to serve our commercial and consumer customers throughout the United States,” said Brent Fenton, president of ADM Animal Nutrition, in a press release. “Our new plant will centralize our Quincy production lines into a single, modern facility, allowing us to better and more efficiently meet customer needs, including increasing demand for unique pressed tubs, commercial feeds and specialty ingredients.
“From our new plant in Glencoe, Minnesota and new facilities in China, to our under-construction facility in Effingham, Illinois and this soon-to-be started plant in Quincy, ADM Animal Nutrition is continuing to aggressively grow and improve,” Fenton added. “Our goal is to be the go-to animal nutrition partner for customers around the globe.”
ADM is working with local permitting authorities and plans to begin construction in the near future, with a targeted completion date of mid-2018. The current Quincy facility will remain operational during construction.
In February, ADM 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.
ADM 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.
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