Friday, June 14, 2013

New Bulk Goods Terminal Opens at Port of Portland

The Archer Daniels Midland Co., commonly known as ADM, has opened a new terminal at the Port of Portland for transferring liquid and dry bulk sweetener products from railcars to trucks for delivery to food customers in the Northwest U.S.

The new terminal, which will handle corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, starches and dry and liquid sugar, includes four truck-loading bays, tanks for making custom-blended products, melting tanks to liquefy dry sucrose and a 32,000-square-foot warehouse.

The new facility replaces the company’s former McLoughlin Boulevard operation, which was built in 1945 and handled more than 200 million pounds of product per year. A portion of the land that housed the former location was claimed under eminent domain in 2010 by the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon as part of the Portland–Milwaukie Light Rail Project.

“This new sweetener terminal will expand our warehousing and sweetener handling capabilities in the area,” ADM President of Sweeteners & Starches Chris Cuddy said. “The location provides us with access to the major railroads in the area and is well-positioned to serve our customers throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

ADM says all of the former operation’s 13 employees will work at the new facility, which is located on a 20-acre parcel on Rivergate Boulevard in the Rivergate Industrial District.