Alpharetta, GA — Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), is building a warehouse and receiving areas at its shelling facility in Headland, AL, the company reports. Construction is expected to be complete in time for the 2017 harvest.
The new warehouse will have capacity for 20,000 tons of peanuts and will improve efficiency for farmers by reducing unload times, while enhancing quality control in the processing system. The facility will also have two truck dump pits, four sand screens, four warehouse separations and four load-out doors, according to ADM.
“Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts is already one of the world’s premier handlers and processors of peanuts, and we are committed to taking action to remain the first choice for customers,” says Greg Mills, company president. “The new receiving and storage capacity we are building at our Headland facility will allow us to ensure that we continue to meet — and exceed — customer needs as the peanut and peanut oil markets in the U.S. continue to grow.”
This news comes on the heels of the company’s plans to increase its farmer stock warehousing in Argentina, Mills says. In addition, this past year upgrades were made to a processing facility in Dawson, GA, and a storage location in Vienna, GA.