DENVER, COLORADO, U.S. – Ardent Mills reports its flour mill in Alton, Illinois, U.S., resumed bulk shipments on Jan. 4, but a mill in Chester, Illinois, U.S., likely will be down for weeks. Both mills were affected when flooding brought flour milling and elevators to a near halt in the St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., region during the last week of 2015 and into early 2016.
Clean-up operations at the Chester mill began on Jan. 4. The wheat flour mill there has a capacity of 10,000 cwts, according to the 2016 Grain & Milling Annual. The grain elevator in Chester has a capacity of 1 million bushels. Denver, Colorado, U.S.-based Ardent Mills continues to coordinate with customers to ensure orders are fulfilled from the company’s network of mill locations.