Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts completes facility expansion

by Eric Schroeder
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Golden Peanut and Tree Nut facility expansion in Dawson, Georgia
 Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has completed the expansion of its peanut oil processing facility in Dawson, Ga.

ALPHARETTA, GA. — Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Co., has completed the expansion of its peanut oil processing facility in Dawson, Ga., and has ramped up shipments of products to customers across the United States.

Greg Mills, Golden Peanut and Tree Nut
Greg Mills, president of Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts

“We’re excited to have completed this major expansion of our peanut processing capabilities,” said Greg Mills, president, Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts. “When we first announced this project last year, we told our customers that we were doing it to help them meet increasing demand for cleaner labels and for non-G.M.O., non-trans-fat ingredients. Today, we’re proud to be delivering on that promise.”

The expansion project included additional farmerstock handling, preparation, extraction and meal production, as well as certification and rail enhancements, the company said.

In addition to finishing the expansion project, Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts said it has opened a new office in Albany, Ga. The new office is expected to improve the company’s regional operations by bringing together key Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts leaders from around the Southeast, the company said.

Golden Peanut and Tree Nut peanut harvest
Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts handles, processes and exports peanuts and tree nuts.

“This new regional office will bring together key leaders, putting them under the same roof for better and faster communications and decision-making, which will benefit our customers and our company alike,” Mr. Mills said.

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts handles, processes and exports peanuts and tree nuts. Headquartered in Alpharetta, the company has 10 processing facilities in the United States and 1 in Argentina. In South Africa, Golden is the majority owner of peanut processing plants in Hartswater, Hoopstad and Jan Kempdorp, and is 51% owner of pecan processor and marketer GPC Pecan S.A. 
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