Mill closure has employees wondering about future

The announced closure of the ADM flour mill has Hatters looking both back at the 100 history of mill itself, and wondering about the future of what was once a key industry in the city.

On Thursday, ADM informed the 40 employees that it plans to close the mill on a tentative date of May 31, bringing an end to the 100-year-old flour-making industry in the city.

There are no current plans to sell the mill that has an operating capacity to produce 390 tonnes per day and a storage capacity of 13,100 tonnes with rail access, according to the Canadian Grain Commission.

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Retiring oilpatch workers leave void

CALGARY – No matter how many talented young people flock to Canada’s oil patch, the tremendous wealth of experience being lost from the hordes of Baby Boomers set to retire in the coming years can never be fully replaced.

It is a minor issue within the larger problem of a growing labour crunch, though it is arguably a far greater cause for concern.

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