New flour mill uses wheat from Mendota to the Dakotas

New flour mill uses wheat from Mendota to the Dakotas

Three different types of wheat can be turned into flour at the new ADM mill in Mendota. ADM Milling President Kevin Like says it can produce enough to fill 60 trucks or 15 rail cars every day. In transportation parlance, that would be 30,000 hundred-weights.

ADM has been in Mendota since 2007 and started building the flour mill two years ago. The company is closing a Chicago mill and is creating or transferring 30 to 40 jobs to Mendota. One type of wheat is coming from the local area. Two other types of wheat are coming from other states.

ADM held a ribbon cutting and gave tours of the place Wednesday.

The ADM flour mill in Mendota
Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the ADM flour mill on Sept. 18, 2019
Some of the flour milled in Mendota is shipped out in truck trailers like these.