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Siemer Milling Donates $1 Million to UK Grain and Forage Center

Siemer Milling Company is making a donation of $1 million to the University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence to support initiatives to improve grain quality and agronomic productivity of wheat grown in the heart of Siemer Milling’s business footprint. The new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence will be located at the…
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Siemer Milling Company Generously Donates to United Way

Photo Front Row (Left to Right) Linda Hemmen, Peggy Valenti, Patrick Kreke, Rick Siemer, Rachel Miller, Jodi Cole and Henry Siemer. Back Row (left to right) Amanda Rieman, Jane Summers, Marty Watson, Kenny Stice and Pam Ruholl. Siemer Milling Company, Lead Pacesetter Company, Generously Donates to United Way of Effingham County Rick Siemer and employees…
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Illinois Wheat Association Visits Siemer Milling Company

Illinois Wheat Association Visits Siemer Milling Company This past November, Illinois Wheat Association visited Siemer Milling Company and was 'impressed' by the operation. John Ernst, President of Illinois Wheat Association shares his thoughts and experience of the visit; "It seems like a simple concept; wheat is ground, and flour is made- but there is much…
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Siemer Milling’s Red Tegeler to be Breakout Speaker at ABA Technical Conference

Our very own Red Tegeler will be a breakout speaker at the ABA Technical Conference October 29th, 2018, in Indianapolis. Red's presentation will be titled: Flour Milling: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, and will include the following highlights: • Advancements in Grain Cleaning Technology • Overview of Machine Design Changes to Improve Food Safety • Quality…
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New Flour Storage Facility Update

Siemer Milling Company’s new flour storage facility in Teutopolis, IL is scheduled for completion in February 2019.  Flour storage capacity will increase from 800,000 to 3 million lbs!  The facility will give Siemer more flexibility for production and transportation scheduling.  It replaces a storage structure built in 1975, when flour production at Teutopolis was only 25% of today’s capacity.  Our team has worked wonders making that old facility suffice; we look forward to the efficiencies created by the expanded storage capacity.

Modern construction techniques and equipment design will also support Siemer’s commitment to making safe, wholesome food ingredients.  Everything about the building, from the seamless concrete structure to the stainless steel food contact surfaces, is designed for high product integrity and ease of maintenance and sanitation.  The design also allows for incremental transportation efficiencies, as well as better product monitoring and traceability.

Just a handful of building contractors in the country are experts in “slipform” concrete construction, where the structure is created by a continuous concrete pour 24 hours a day, “slipping” up about one foot per hour until the requisite height is reached.  Siemer has developed an excellent relationship with one of those contractors, Todd & Sargent of Ames, IA.  The time-lapse video above will show T&S construction of the building June 25-29, 2018.

 

 

Annual IFT Food Expo 2018

Rob Ferguson, Senior Account Executive recaps the 2018 Institute of Food Technologists Expo that took place July 15-18, 2018 in Chicago, IL. This year’s “Annual IFT Food Expo” was another successful event for us. In fact, I think we would all agree that this year’s event was the best we’ve had yet! I’ve been representing…
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Winter Wheat Harvest off to an Early Start

Winter Wheat Harvest in June?  Early June is unseasonably early to begin harvesting winter wheat crops, but with this year's extreme weather shifts along with high heat, triggered an early start for most farmers south of I-70.  In today's issue of FarmWeek by the Illinois Farm Bureau we dig deeper into this topic. Read the…
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Wheat Harvest Starts Early for Berg Farm

Article by Dan Grant, Farm Week Now Gary Berg, a St. Elmo farmer and Fayette County Farm Bureau member, wrapped up wheat harvest a little early this year. He and his son, Jason, put the last of their wheat crop into on-farm storage Tuesday, two days before the official start of summer. And while a…
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VP of Grain Supply speaks at Sosland Seminar 2018

  The Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar was in Kansas City Sunday evening to Tuesday at noon.  We had eight people there, along with 800 other sales and purchasing managers; it’s a true must-attend event. Of course, there’s a full program of education on ingredients and services relevant to our industries.  Carl Schwinke was the featured…
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SMC’s Vernon “Red” Tegeler Respected Worldwide

When he started working at Siemer Milling 46 years ago, Vernon “Red” Tegeler was just a Teutopolis High School senior looking for some extra income by cleaning in the flour mill. In fact, Tegeler thought his plate was too full with his work on the family farm and part-time work — like parking cars at…
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