ADM to build modern feed facility in Illinois

by Eric Schroeder
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ADM said it plans to begin construction soon, with a targeted completion date of mid-2018.
 
DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Nov. 1 announced plans to build a new, modern feed facility to replace its current operations in Quincy, Illinois, U.S.

“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. “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.”

The new facility will include expanded warehouse space, enhanced capability to serve increased demand for the company’s products, a dedicated feed line for non-medicated product, automated packaging and process controls, and pressed tubs for multiple species.

“From our new plant in Glencoe, Minnesota, U.S., and new facilities in China, to our under-construction facility in Effingham, Illinois, U.S., and this soon-to-be started plant in Quincy, ADM Animal Nutrition is continuing to aggressively grow and improve,” Fenton said. “Our goal is to be the go-to animal nutrition partner for customers around the globe.”

ADM said it plans to begin construction soon, with a targeted completion date of mid-2018. The current Quincy facility will remain operational during construction, the company said.

This is the latest of several ADM projects in the feed sector. In June, ADM announced the opening of its new feed facility in Glencoe, Minnesota, U.S., with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes.

The company also announced that it is investing to expand and modernize its pet food and specialty livestock feed operations in Effingham, Illinois, U.S. The Effingham facility is expected to be fully operational in late 2017 or early 2018. 
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