Ardent Mills Opens New State-of-the-Art Mill at Port Redwing, With Increased Capabilities to Service Customers
DENVER – March 22, 2022 – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, today announced the opening of its brand-new state-of-the-art Port Redwing Mill in Gibsonton, Florida. The mill builds upon Ardent Mills’ strategic growth plan by strengthening supply chain agility, increasing efficiency and product consistency, and expanding the ability to meet customer needs.
The 150,000-square foot mill has the ability to produce up to 1.75 million lbs. of flour per day and is strategically located for rail, ocean and truck access. The facility’s 10 acres encompass a mill, grain storage elevator and cleaning house in addition to an office, and multiple packaging, warehouse and storage locations. The mill will also execute a five-year, paperless, zero-waste and energy efficient production plan.
“The ability to deliver safe, consistent products to our customers – day in and day out – serves as our greatest competitive advantage,” said Steve Neely, Port Redwing Plant Manager. "Harnessing data-powered technology, deeply rooted industry expertise and people-first practices, Port Redwing realizes our vision to be the trusted partner and meet our customers’ evolving needs.”
Port Redwing produces all-purpose, whole-wheat, high-gluten, cake and bread flours. Notable features include:
- Real-time data analysis and automation including industry-first near-infrared grain analysis and automatic, high-speed packaging lines.
- Rapid line intervention and issue management, which allows for the production line to be stopped, assessed and, if needed, corrected with minimal downtime.
- Bolstered on-site storage capacity of up to 4.1 million bushels, critical in managing sudden supply chain shifts or in case of a natural disaster.
“For five decades, Ardent Mills has enjoyed the privilege of being a part of the Tampa community and it’s been amazing to see the city grow and change,” said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and this robust community through our brand new, state-of-the-art Port Redwing Mill. This mill is a testament to our commitment to transform how the world is nourished and drive innovation across plant-based ingredients.”
Construction on Port Redwing began in 2019 and was completed in March 2022.
ABOUT ARDENT MILLS
Ardent Mills is committed to transforming how the world is nourished. As the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, we cultivate the future of plant-based solutions to help our customers and communities thrive. We operate in more than 40 locations that specialize in flour, quinoa, pulses, and organic and gluten-free products that drive emerging nutrition and innovation across plant-based ingredients. Our holistic portfolio empowers us to meet the complex needs of customers today while focusing on the growing needs of tomorrow’s consumer. Deeply rooted in communities throughout North America, we operate in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico with company headquarters in Denver, Colorado. We employ more than 100 certified millers and support thousands of local jobs that contribute billions of dollars to local economies -- helping our people, our customers, and families everywhere flourish. To learn more about our mission and our solutions, visit ardentmills.com.
External Communications Manager, Ardent Mills