ADM’s plans to construct a 30,000 cwts (US hundredweight) facility in Mendota, IL, would truly break the mold when it came to flour mills. This sprawling, multi-faceted complex would mill spring, winter, soft, and two kinds of whole wheat, and it needed the highest-end technology to do so. Plans called for a loop track with 110-car shuttle rail unloading capacity, three separate milling units, a high-speed picker, and a bleeding-edge laboratory, just to name a few.
Oh yeah, there would also be an entire transportation company on-site.
It was a high-pressure job. It was this the largest KE project to date, and it was going to be a vital cog in the local economy, not to mention the country’s food supply chain. To pull it off, we had to provide engineering, design, procurement, installation, start-up, and commissioning for:
And this is really just scratching the surface.
This was truly a project that showcased the KE Way. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have electrical construction, electrical engineering, and automation expertise under one roof, and ADM Mendota is where that pride paid off. We had the knowledge. We had the expertise. We had the G.S.D. mentality.
And that’s what we did.
The results really speak for themselves. The mill remains outstanding in its field, offering the most up-to-date monitoring and quality-control; swift and efficient packing and transportation options; and the ability to mill a wide array of wheat varieties. It accomplished everything ADM set out to achieve and more.
That’s the KE Way.