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Horizon Milling to invest in Saginaw facility

Texas Business reports: SAGINAW, Texas—Horizon Milling will invest in its Saginaw flour milling facility, the largest flour mill in Texas, to enhance milling efficiencies and capabilities.

The amount of the investment was not disclosed.

Pending the receipt of all civil and regulatory approvals, the project is slated to begin this summer and be completed in summer 2013

“This will be the largest facility project in Horizon Milling history to date,” said Horizon Milling president Dan Dye in a prepared statement. “This facility upgrade and modernization will enable us to improve our efficiencies and capabilities as we serve a growing market in the U.S. southwest.”

The project includes the replacement of two existing hard wheat milling units with two new, state-of-the-art units, thereby increasing milling efficiencies and capabilities. A new processing building will be constructed to house the new milling equipment, which includes the latest in technology, automation and process controls.

To make room for this new addition, there will be some demolition and relocation of existing structures, expected to begin in June 2012.

In addition, the project will expand flour storage space by 8,000 short hundredweights, or centals (CTWS), increase temper storage by 10,000 bushels, and add an additional storage bin for wheat middlings. Cleaning house equipment also will be upgraded.

“Our Saginaw mill helps serve Dallas/Fort Worth, the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the United States,” said facility manager Jon Cozad in a statement. “As our customers' businesses grow, we want to grow with them and contribute to their success. Our whole team is really enthusiastic about this project." Cozad added there will be no interruption of supplies to customers during the project.”

A major U.S. flour miller, Horizon Milling, LLC is a joint venture between CHS Inc. and Cargill Incorporated.