Facing east, North Dakota Mill sits on a 47-acre complex in Grand Forks, ND. Photo credit: Vern Whitten Photography, Fargo, ND.
Grand Forks, ND— On Oct. 22 the Industrial Commission of North Dakota approved North Dakota Mill’s $23.5 million plan to add two new units – a 6,000-cwt. durum mill and a 4,000-cwt. spring wheat mill – to the nation’s largest flour mill.
According to Vance Taylor, president and CEO of the Grand Forks, ND-based milling company, the addition of the two milling units is necessary to keep up with growing customer demand. He expects the project to be completed by summer 2021.
“We’re really excited about it,” says Taylor. “The Industrial Commission is saying it’s a win-win, and I have to add that we’re excited to grow the business and also to increase demand for producers across North Dakota.”
The project will increase North Dakota Mill’s grinding capacity from 34 million bushels per year to 40 million bushels. In terms of daily operations, production will jump from 49,500 cwt. to 60,500 cwt. At present, the facility has eight milling units.
Recent expansion. This project comes a little more than a year after the company completed a rail spur and expanded storage project that added 1 million bushels of capacity. In September 2016, the company opened a new $38.7 million, 129-foot-tall, seven-story, 11,500-cwt.-per-day G-mill.
The 1Q 2017 Milling Journal article on this project is here.