Horizon Milling adding capacity at Stockton

by Josh Sosland
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MINNEAPOLIS — Horizon Milling L.L.C., the nation’s largest flour milling company, on Jan. 22 said it will expand daily capacity of its Stockton, Calif., flour mill.

Horizon said the project, which involves adding equipment within the mill’s existing footprint, will raise daily milling capacity to 15,000 cwts from 11,500 cwts. The company expects to begin work in April and to complete the project within three months.

"We are expanding to fulfill increasing customer demand in the northern California area," said Guy R. Shoemaker, president, Horizon Milling. "As our customers’ businesses grow, we want to continue to grow with them and contribute to their success."

The Stockton mill, located east of San Francisco, was opened in 1992. It was one of two flour mills built by Cargill (in addition to numerous mills acquired by the company). The second mill built by Cargill is located in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.

Horizon Milling, a joint venture of Cargill and CHS Inc., operates 19 U.S. flour mills with daily milling capacity of 292,800 cwts, including 20,000 cwts of durum milling capacity. Daily capacity will be 296,300 cwts with the completion of the Stockton expansion.

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