Horizon Milling unveiled plans to invest in its Saginaw flour milling facility, the largest flour mill in Texas, to enhance milling efficiencies and capabilities. Pending the receipt of all civil and regulatory approvals, the project is slated to begin in June and be completed in summer 2013.
The project includes the replacement of two existing hard wheat milling units with two state-of-the-art units to increase milling efficiencies and capabilities. A new processing building will be constructed to house the new milling equipment, which includes the up-to-date technology, automation and process controls.
In addition, the project will expand flour storage space by 8,000 cwts, increase temper storage by 10,000 bushels, and add an additional storage bin for wheat midds. Cleaning house equipment also will be upgraded.
Employees celebrated the internal kick-off of the project with a ceremonial "shovel dig" on April 26. That afternoon, the Horizon Milling leadership team marked the occasion by participating in a local Habitat for Humanity project.
"This will be the largest facility project in Horizon Milling history to date," Dan Dye, president of Horizon Milling, said in a press release. "This facility upgrade and modernization will enable us to improve our efficiencies and capabilities as we serve a growing market in the U.S. southwest."