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Archer Daniels Midland hosts open house for new Glencoe feed mill

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) welcomed guests to an open house for its new feed mill facility in Glencoe on Wednesday, June 1. 
The new facility features automated processes that will reduce the amount of manual operation within the feed production, Plant Manager Lyle Highland said. 
“The fingerprint of the people putting their hands on the bags will be a bare minimum,” Highland said. 
Director of Manufacturing Ryan Goldie explained the purpose of the increase in automation is to be more efficient. The new mill is expected to generate 100,000 tons of feed a year compared to the old mill’s 25,000 to 30,000 tons each year. 
“The goal is to minimize the amount of touches,” Goldie said. “It should make us a lot more efficient in the long run.”
 Automation will not only increase efficiency, but it will increase safety as well. By reducing the number of manual operations, ADM reduces the chance of error with the feed, or injury to employees.
For more see the June 8 print edition of The Chronicle.