Anyone familiar with the milling industry knows that very little is wasted in the actual milling process. Beyond the use of the wheat kernel’s endosperm for flour, virtually all of the byproducts, including the bran, wheat germ and middlings are used for human or animal consumption.
We also look for other ways to run our business sustainably, seeking every opportunity to minimize energy consumption and reduce waste in our day-to-day operations.
- We have switched to LEDs and other energy-efficient lighting in our offices and mills.
- We use variable speed drives on our motors wherever possible to improve energy efficiency.
- We still use the power of the Flat River to run some of our equipment.
- We recycle as much waste material as possible within our facility.
- We optimize the use of available space in our outbound truck deliveries to reduce the number of trucks on the road.
- Our truck-washing facility is designed to minimize the use of power and water.
We consider the sustainable use of our world’s natural resources an important part of King Milling’s history, and the key to our continued success going forward.