Formerly known as H. Dittlinger Roller Mills Co., the historic flour mill in New Braunfels, Texas has been in operation for the last 140 years.
The mill, which has 6,000 cwts of daily milling capacity, has been part of a thriving agricultural industry, impacting the daily lives of individuals in the state of Texas in the late 19th century.
It has been a part of ADM for the last 44 years since its acquisition from Chickasha Cotton Oil Co. in 1979 and is one of four mills that ADM operates in the Southwest United States.
ADM has promised to find opportunities for most of the employees in other ADM facilities following its closure.
Additionally, employees who decide to leave the company after the closure will receive a financial package from ADM.
With the closure, ADM plans to move production operations of the Texas mill to other ADM mills and is working with clients to ensure a stress-free transition to those mills.
ADM plans to dispose of the facility, and the assets and equipment in the soon-to-be decommissioned mill may move to other ADM mills or be disposed of with the facility.
“ADM regularly reviews our global footprint to determine whether assets are best positioned to meet customer needs and advance our growth strategy,” noted ADMs media relations manager Dane Lisser.
ADM decided that the Texas mill no longer aligned with its growth strategy and milling business operational needs for the future.
To remain focused on its strategic growth, ADM has closed various flour mills in different parts of the country over the last several years.
The restructuring has seen the closure of mills in Los Angeles, California, Salina, Kansas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Chicago, Illinois. The combined capacity of the mills totaled 46,100 cwts.
After the closure of the texas mill, ADM remains the second-largest US milling company with 264,500 cwts of daily capacity across 29 flour mills.