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Mondelēz International Celebrates 130th Anniversary Of Flour Mill


Mondelēz International marked the 130th anniversary of its biscuit flour mill with a ceremony and day-long celebration Oct. 8 in Toledo, Ohio.

The company’s Toledo flour mill is the largest dedicated soft-wheat mill in North America, with one of the largest grain storage capacities at 5.5 million bushels of wheat. The mill first began operations in 1892, when Benjamin Harrison was the U.S. president, and became part of the National Biscuit Company “Nabisco” in 1926.

MondelēzThe Toledo Mill has made contributions to the local economy and the grain milling industry in general, such as when scientists working at the mill developed flour analysis tools that went on to become industry standards.

Today, flour from the Toledo Mill is shipped to the Mondelēz’s bakeries across North America, where it is used to make many of its best-loved snacks, including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies and Ritz crackers.

“Mondelēz’s Toledo flour mill has been a valuable part of our U.S. baking footprint for more than a century, and I am proud to join this celebration with the many dedicated employees who have been part of our business for many years and have helped make this important milestone possible,” said Claudio Parrotta, SVP and chief supply chain officer, North America.

“I want to thank plant leader Dee Lewis and our dedicated team of employees in Toledo for all their hard work supporting our business and for putting together such a fitting tribute on this important milestone.”

Speaking before the audience of employees and guests, Dee Lewis, Toledo Mill site leader, shared, “Many of the people here today built their careers as valuable members of this biscuit flour mill team, and our site continues to provide an important ingredient to many of America’s favorite snacks from right here in Toledo. We are so proud to recognize all of our employees, and especially those long-tenured teammates who are celebrating their own significant milestone work anniversaries as part of today’s event.”

As part of the formal program, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur presented the mill’s leadership with a congressional recognition, which she submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives commending the facility on this occasion, and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose shared a statewide proclamation recognizing the significance of the mill’s 130th anniversary.

For the day’s festivities, the mill team curated a series of historic photographs, lab equipment and other mementos collected over the last 130 years. Guests toured the collection as they honored the mill’s legacy and recognized generations of employees.

For more information, visit mondelezinternational.com.

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