Ardent Mills Acquires Oregon Elevator
Further commits to organic, specialty grain sourcing
Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company based in Denver, CO, has further invested in organic capabilities and The Annex by Ardent Mills through its acquisition of a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, OR.
The elevator, which is in close proximity to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, CA, and mix plant in Arlington, OR, enhances the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base.
“This acquisition enhances Ardent Mills’ ability to source grains from organic and conventional family farms in the region,” says Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills. “It gives us the opportunity to become the trusted partner for these growers, which is a key component of Ardent Mills’ vision.”
The location of the Klamath Falls elevator and the long-standing relationships with farmers in the surrounding area support the company's core business and open up specialty opportunities in the world of grain, says Shrene White, general manager of The Annex.
“This is an exciting addition to our network of facilities and further drives our extensive grower network, public-private partnerships and commitment to innovation," says White.
Operations transferred to Ardent Mills July 1, 2019.