Ardent Mills Opens New State-of-the-Art Plant in Port Redwing, with Expanded Capabilities to Serve Customers

The 150,000 square foot plant has the capacity to produce up to 1.75 million pounds. of flour per day and is strategically located for rail, sea and road access. The 10-acre facility includes a mill, grain elevator, and cleaning house in addition to an office and multiple packing, warehousing, and storage locations.

“The ability to deliver safe and consistent products to our customers – day after day – is our greatest competitive advantage,” said Steve Nely, Port Redwing plant manager. “By leveraging data-driven technology, deep-rooted industry expertise, and people-centric practices, Port Redwing realizes our vision of being the trusted partner and meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers.”

Port Redwing produces all purpose, whole wheat, high gluten, cake and bread flours. Notable features include:

  • Real-time data analysis and automation including industry-first near-infrared grain analysis and high-speed automatic packaging lines.
  • Quick online response and issue managementallowing the production line to be stopped, assessed and, if necessary, corrected with minimal downtime.
  • Increased on-site storage capacity up to 4.1 million bushelsessential to manage sudden changes in the supply chain or in the event of a natural disaster.

“For five decades, Ardent Mills has been privileged to be part of the Tampa community and it’s amazing to see the city grow and change,” said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and this robust community through our brand new, state-of-the-art Port Redwing plant. This plant demonstrates our commitment to transforming the way the world is fed and driving innovation in the plant. based ingredients.”

Construction of Port Redwing began in 2019 and will be complete by the end of March.


Ardent Mills is committed to transforming the way the world is fed. As the premier flour milling and ingredients company, we’re cultivating the future of plant-based solutions to help our customers and communities thrive. We operate in more than 40 locations specializing in flour, quinoa, pulses, and organic and gluten-free products that drive emerging nutrition and innovation through plant-based ingredients. Our holistic portfolio allows us to meet the complex needs of today’s customers while focusing on the growing needs of tomorrow’s consumers. Deeply rooted in communities across North Americawe operate in the United States, Canada and Porto Rico with registered office at Denver, Colorado. We employ over 100 certified millers and support thousands of local jobs that contribute billions of dollars to local economies – helping our employees, customers and families everywhere thrive. To learn more about our mission and our solutions, visit

Kelley Kaiser
External Communications Manager, Ardent Mills
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