Miller Milling Co. has announced it is expanding daily production capacity at its Saginaw, Texas, flour mill to 24,000 cwts. The project, which has just begun, will include construction of a new milling unit with 10,000 cwts.
In addition to the new milling capacity, the project will entail necessary infrastructure for grain handling, packaging, storage and load-out capabilities.
«The project also lays the groundwork to meet future flour demand across the region», the company said. The addition will add 70% to capacity of the Saginaw mill and will make the facility Miller Milling’s second largest flour mill (The Winchester, Va., mill has 26,500 cwts of daily capacity). According to the Grain & Milling Annual, the mill will be the second largest of nine mills in Texas. The only larger mill is the Ardent Mills flour mill, also in Saginaw (in the Dallas-Fort Worth area), with 26,000 cwts of daily milling capacity.
«This expansion will let us better serve our existing customers and attract new ones», said Jeffrey Thomas, Miller Milling vice-president of operations. «Texas is one of the fastest growing areas of the country, and population growth means increased demand for flour. Increasing production capacity close to customers, distributors and consumers is good for our customers».