Insight FS employees and community members celebrated the grand opening of the Brandon Feed Mill recently with tours highlighting the new state-of-the-art technology the plant brings to the area.
“This new Brandon Feed Mill represents the importance of innovation, quality and efficiency we bring to our customers,” says Insight FS General Manager Dave Mottet. “We see this as an opportunity to continue building on our high-quality feed offerings throughout Wisconsin.”
The mill is completely automated and uses specialized equipment — including an auto-micro-mixing station, computerized Repete system and 4-ton drop bottom mixer, all of which increase efficiency in quality control and order fulfillment. The mill has an annual production capacity of over 37,500 tons and bulk storage capacity of 1.7 million pounds.
The feed mill houses a state-of-the-art dust collection system for the safety of its 15 employees. The facility also meets new federal regulations established by the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act.
“We looked at the needs of our diverse feed customers and the extensive work that goes into meeting FSMA compliance, and invested roughly $4.5 million into building a mill that we can grow with,” says Steve Hellenbrand, Insight FS feed marketing manager.
TOWERING MILL: The new state-of-the-art feed mill is four stories tall and cost about $4.5 million to build.
More than 200 people toured the mill in western Fond du Lac County; it now services FS customers throughout a majority of Wisconsin.
Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, serving patrons in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Insight FS is part of the Growmark system.
Source: Insight FS