When it comes to feeding and flour mills, the old ways of setting up a facility just aren’t cutting it. The industry as a whole is continuing to evolve, and facilities need to evolve along with it. In the milling industry, competition is at an all-time high, and the ability to process more products in less time has never been more important. As the industry continues to evolve, the facilities equipped with the most efficient machinery and capabilities will be the most successful.
Just take a look at our most recent milling project, the Mendota ADM facility. Not only is the facility the USA’s largest flour mill constructed at one time, but it’s also designed to be one of the most efficient. The facility can mill numerous types of wheat, is outfitted with the latest and greatest monitoring and quality control equipment, and it’s complete with a 30,000-square foot warehouse designed for efficient packing. In terms of innovation, ADM is on the leading edge with its newest facility.
While many facilities have the opportunity to become more efficient, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for how to get there. Instead, it begins with learning an operation’s current processes to uncover where changes can be made. Typically, staff from different shifts and departments all hold key insights to improving operations. Cross-functional communication is the key to determining a facility’s goals.
In our work with customers, it’s always about balancing the top goals and integrating them into the design. Throughout every step of the process, we account for production flow, quality control, traceability, and safety.
Operations looking to increase overall production efficiency will benefit from partnering with Knobelsdorff on their next feed and flour mill project. Our design process emphasizes:
By applying these variables to feed and flour mill projects of all shapes and sizes, we’ve grown in our knowledge of and experience with this industry.
Our expertise working with milling equipment and structures grows with every new project. When you partner with Knobelsdorff Enterprises, we’ll eliminate any facility’s bottlenecks. When you’re ready to start your next feed and flour mill project, contact Knobelsdorff for a quote.