Siemer Milling Company has increased its Hopkinsville, KY production capacity by adding a whole wheat milling unit, and is now expanding the existing C Mill.
The new D Mill is a 2000 cwt/day unit dedicated to whole wheat flour. Its centerpiece is the recently introduced Multimpact Hammer Mill by Bühler. The Multimpact is energy-sparing, and can efficiently and flexibly produce whole wheat flour in a wide range of granulations for many different applications. According to Dave Jansen, VP of Production, “The D Mill will enhance our whole wheat flour production consistency while also improving the overall productivity of our Hopkinsville plant. Both our customers and our company will benefit from our greater capabilities.”
Expansion of the C Mill is on track to be completed by December 2020. Capacity will increase from 5500 to 7000 cwt/day of conventional flour. Mr. Jansen said, “Possible expansion was taken into account in designing the C Mill 10 years ago, so building modification will be minimal, and equipment installation will be quick.”
By the end of this year, the Hopkinsville plant will have a daily production capacity of 20,500 cwt/day in four milling units, along with 3.5 million bushels of wheat storage. Products made at Hopkinsville include soft and hard wheat flour, wheat germ, wheat bran – fine and coarse, and whole wheat flour.