Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, announced Feb. 21 it is building a new warehouse and receiving area at its shelling facility in Headland, Ala.
The new facility will include a 100-foot by 540-foot warehouse with two truck dump pits, four sand screens, four warehouse separations and 4 load-out doors. It will be able to store up to 20,000 tons of peanuts. The project is targeted for completion in time for the 2017 harvest.
The facility will help improve efficiency for farmers by reducing unload times and will enhance quality control in the Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts processing system, according to a written statement by the company.
“The new receiving and storage capacity we are building at our Headland facility will allow us to ensure that we continue to meet—and exceed—customer needs as the peanut and peanut oil markets in the U.S. continue to grow,” said Greg Mills, president of Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, in the statement.
In January, Golden announced plans to increase its farmer stock warehousing capabilities in Argentina. In 2016, it completed upgrades at its processing facility in Dawson, Ga., and storage location in Vienna, Ga.
“We are proud to be investing in the Headland community, and we’d like to thank Mayor Marler, Matt Parker and the team at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Headland Industrial Development Board for their continued support of Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts and of the entire region,” said John Sheppard, manager of the Headland Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts facility.