Corn wet-milling facility replaces idler conveyors with air-supported units
To reduce dust and spillage, smoother-riding conveyors are installed.
A.E. Staley, Decatur, Ill., refines corn at four wet-milling facilities and supplies value-added products to various industries. The producer operates one milling facility in Loudon, Tenn., two in Lafayette, Ind., and their largest at the Decatur headquarters. Among the four sites, Staley processes over 600,000 bushels of corn per day to produce such products as sweeteners, starches, ethanol, and animal feeds. Staley also operates facilities in five other states to make starches and specialty products and owns country elevators throughout the Midwest to supply raw corn for production. The producer makes over 350 food and industrial starch products.