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ADM facility named Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year

The AFIA honors ADM's animal nutrition feed facility in Bluffton, Indiana, for its outstanding commitment to safety, quality and efficient feed production.

Brent Weedman Adm With Gary Huddleston Afia

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has honored ADM’s animal nutrition feed facility in Bluffton,  Indiana, as the 2023 Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year. The award was presented to plant manager Brent Weedman during AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference by Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, at the event held in San Antonio. AFIA gives Feed Facility of the Year awards to facilities in several categories, including thee recently awarded Integrator Feed Facility of the Year.

Gary Huddleston commended the management staff at the ADM Bluffton facility for their commitment to producing safe and high-quality animal feed. The plant's strategic shift to manufacturing premixes in response to changing markets, coupled with a strong emphasis on safety, quality, and efficiency, has been recognized as commendable. Notably, ADM’s Daily Review and Response (DRR) meetings have significantly enhanced employee engagement and operational effectiveness.

Junior Rogers, ADM North America Director, Animal Nutrition, expressed pride in the Bluffton Team's accomplishments, highlighting the implementation of DRR in all facilities and the continued drive for continuous improvement. The DRRs are designed to maintain visibility and balance in metrics, ensuring a focused and urgent approach to serving customers.

Program details

The AFIA has a longstanding tradition of recognizing excellent feed manufacturing facilities through the Feed Facility of the Year program since 1985. Applications for the 2024 Feed Facility of the Year program are currently open, with submissions being accepted until April 12.

This recognition underscores ADM’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the animal nutrition feed industry.

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