Milling and ingredient industry leader Ardent Mills has purchased a grain elevator in Oregon that will allow expansion of its organic and Annex by Ardent Mills divisions.

The elevator, located in Klamath Falls, is close to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, California, and mix plant in Arlington, Oregon.

That will enhance the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base, says Dan Dye, CEO.  

“This acquisition enhances Ardent Mills’ ability to source grains from organic and conventional family farms in the region,” Dye says. “It gives us the opportunity to become the trusted partner for these growers, which is a key component of Ardent Mills’ vision.”  

“The location of the Klamath Falls elevator and our longstanding relationships with farmers in the surrounding area support our core business and open up specialty opportunities in the world of grain,” says Shrene White, general manager of The Annex. “This is an exciting addition to our network of facilities and further drives our extensive grower network, public-private partnerships and commitment to innovation.”