February 2021 (Teutopolis, IL) Siemer Milling Company based in Teutopolis, Illinois has doubled the wheat storage at its mill in West Harrison, IN. This increase moves storage capacity from 1 million to 2.2 million bushels.
The new storage consists of two steel bins, each with a capacity of 600,000 bushels. The bins were made by Brock Manufacturing of Milford, IN, and are 90 ft. diameter by 130 ft. tall. The principal contractor for the project was G. C. Unverfehrt Farm Supply of Centralia, IL.
Opened in 2015, the West Harrison mill has steadily increased production to the point where additional grain storage is an operational necessity and an economic opportunity. According to Plant Manager Sunil Maheshwari, “We have been anticipating the time when this investment became a priority, and last year we put it in the budget and completed it just in time for the 2020 harvest in June.”
The West Harrison mill produces 500 tons of flour per day. Most of the flour is made from regionally grown soft red winter wheat. It is used in a variety of products, especially batters, breadings, and coatings.
About Siemer Milling Company
Siemer Milling Company is a family and employee-owned flour milling company founded in 1882 and produces wheat products such as flour, wheat bran, wheat germ, and heat-treated products. As a pioneering leader in the milling industry, Siemer Milling Company has held a long standing commitment of strengthening community and consumer relationships through continuous improvement and dedication to excellence. This commitment is extended to their employees, customers, communities, and planet through all aspects of their business. Today, Siemer Milling Company employs more than 170 people with grain milling operations in Teutopolis, Illinois, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, West Harrison, Indiana and a heat-treatment plant in Teutopolis, Illinois. The combined daily milling capacity reaches over 2000 tons of flour and 700 tons of wheat-based co-products. This makes Siemer the 9th largest flour miller in the United States.