DECATUR, IL — MARCH 26, 2012 — ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced it will build a feed premix plant in Effingham, Ill. The facility will include enhanced controls and processes to meet the highest standards in safety and quality for pet food premixes and specialty blends.
“As animal feed safety regulations evolve, this new facility will position Alliance Nutrition at the forefront of the industry, with one of the most advanced premixing facilities in the world,” said Chuck Loefer, general manager, Pet Food Premixes and Specialty Blending. “We will be using the latest equipment and automated processes to help ensure product quality and safety.”
The plant will incorporate state-of-the-art stainless steel conveyances and processing equipment. Automation will enable real-time tracking of every ingredient through bar coding and lot controlled numbering systems.
“Our customers count on us to provide them with safe, reliable ingredients to manufacture high-quality pet foods,” said Loefer. “We are committed to helping our customers deliver products to better serve the growing market for premium pet foods.”
The new facility will be located adjacent to the company’s warehouse on Niccum Avenue and will replace its existing premix manufacturing plant in Effingham.
ADM Alliance Nutrition expects the new facility to be completed and fully operational in early 2014.
About ADM Alliance Nutrition
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company and a leading producer of livestock feeds and supplements. Based in Quincy, Ill., ADM Alliance Nutrition offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and feed ingredients to help livestock producers achieve the greatest possible return from the grain and forage they utilize in livestock production. For more information about ADM Alliance Nutrition and their products, visit www.admani.com.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com.