North Dakota Mill & Elevator located in Grand Forks, N.D., recently celebrated the completion of its new G Mill wheat flour milling unit. The expansion increases the company’s total milling capacity by 30%. With eight milling units totaling 49,500 cwt. per day, North Dakota Mill is now the largest single-site wheat flour mill and the seventh-largest milling company in the U.S.
“This expansion will allow for an additional 7.5 million bu. of spring wheat per year to be processed here in North Dakota into top-quality flour sold across the country,” members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission said in a joint statement. “The G Mill will increase the North Dakota Mill’s total economic impact to the region by over $150 million per year.”
Mill general manager Vance Taylor said increasing demand from current customers drove the need for expanding the milling capacity. “We will continue to leverage our consistent, high-quality, high-level customer service and plant/transportation efficiency to drive growth,” he said.
The Industrial Commission of North Dakota approved a total of $38.8 million for the G Mill and flour storage projects in September 2014.
The mill was established in 1922 and is overseen by the Industrial Commission, consisting of North Dakota officials Gov. Jack Dalrymple, attorney general Wayne Stenehjem and agriculture commissioner Doug Goehring.