June 7, 2011 


Cargill opens rebuilt feedmill



Cargill Animal Nutrition has announced the opening of its new feedmill near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, US, replacing a plant that was destroyed last year by a fire.


After the fire, Cargill continued to supply its customers from plants in Lebanon and Blair counties until the new mill was up and running.


The mill serves dairy farmers and livestock producers in Franklin County, as well as Cumberland and Adams counties in Pennsylvania; and Washington, Frederick, and Carroll counties in Maryland. Its core market is about a 75-mile radius.


The mill employs a staff of seven, in addition to four consultants who go out to the farms, according to Wagner.


With the new plant, Cargill was able to increase production by about 20%. It is capable of producing 120,000 tonnes of feed per year. "We built with expansion in mind," said Rob Sheffer, regional general manger.


Cargill officials said it was also built with its customers in mind, and after the fire, it was not a matter of whether it would be rebuilt, but how.


The previous mill, built 13 years ago, was destroyed by a fire in the early morning of February 12, 2010. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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