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Made In Valdosta: Archer Daniel Midland

December 1, 2016

Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) is one of the largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers in the world, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries.  Operations in Valdosta began when ADM acquired a soybean processing plant from Gold Kist in 1987. 

“The usage of soy bean meal in the area as far as the poultry industry, is what made ADM a perfect fit for Valdosta,” said Chris Geswein, commercial manager with ADM. “We are in a destination market for vegetable protein meal.”

Today, ADM operates a soybean processing plant, cottonseed processing plant, vegetable oil refinery, vegetable oil packing plant, and a trucking facility in Valdosta.  These operations connect the harvest to the home by transforming soybeans and cottonseed into food ingredients, fuels and animal feed products that are used every day by people around the world.

They currently employee more than 265 employees in Valdosta, and are proud to support programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life in communities like Valdosta where their employees live and work.

Since 2011, ADM has contributed more than $500,000 to charitable organizations throughout the state of Georgia.

“We appreciate the ongoing support of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority to help our business continue to thrive in this region, “says Geswein. ADM is proud to be a part of the Valdosta-Lowndes County community.

Written by: Meghan Barwick, appeared in the Valdosta Magazine, Fall 2016 issue

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