ADM shutting down Chicago flour mill – Real Estate News

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2 June 2017 | 4:56 pm

Archer Daniels Midland Company will close a Chicago flour mill employing about 60 workers and transfer production in 2019 to a planned downstate facility.

ADM said it would sell the 120-year-old mill at 1300 W. Carroll Ave., which could lead to more development opportunities in its booming Fulton Market neighborhood.

ADM plans to expand in Mendota, in north central Illinois, where it already has milling capacity. It said the new mill’s improved technology and equipment, including the ability to unload 110-car trains, will increase efficiency.

The company did not detail the looming impact on the Chicago mill’s employees or their union status.

“When we get closer to transferring production we’ll be talking to employees about that process, including applying for other positions at ADM,” an company spokeswoman said in an email.

ADM didn’t put a price tag on the new mill but said it’s part of a $250 million outlay announced over the last two years, including new factories producing livestock feed supplements in Effingham and Quincy. It has owned the Chicago mill since 1990.

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