ADM to close Medicine Hat flour mill

The Archer Daniels Midland flour mill in Medicine Hat, which employs 40 people, is scheduled to close at the end of May.

ADM spokesperson Jackie Anderson said the decision was made “after careful consideration as we look to optimize our milling operations.”

She said customers will continue to be served from the company’s larger mill in Calgary.

“We are encouraging the facility’s 40 employees to apply for jobs at other ADM locations and will provide severance packages, including outplacement services, to the individuals affected.”

Employees are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1118, and the current contract expires this month. ADM’s latest quarterly report is due to be issued tomorrow.

The Medicine Hat mill is a landmark in the city’s central industrial area along Seven Person’s Creek. It began its life in 1912 as an Ogilvie facility. ADM purchased it in the 1990s.

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  1. Jayson on

    What? How could this be? Gerry Ritz clearly stated that value-added processing would expand once the Canadian Wheat Board was gone. First, the plant him and Harper showed up to trumpet in Saskatoon gets delayed with no future date set and now this flour mill is closing.

    Could it be that they lied and value-added processing is based on the demand for the product in the region and logistics of shipping a processed product versus raw product to where it will be used?

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