Horizon Milling G.P. to cease operations at Port Colborne plant

    PORT COLBORNE, ON, July 2 /CNW/ - Horizon Milling G.P. announced today
that it will cease operations at its Port Colborne, Ontario, facility on
Oct. 30, 2008. Company officials met with Port Colborne salaried employees and
UFCW Local 416P Union representatives today.
    "In our early discussions with the Union in 2006, the business model we
presented was our best plan to ensure the Port Colborne facility's stability
and growth. Since that time the economic landscape has changed considerably,
and recent business conditions have eroded the model we were hoping could keep
this facility viable to the benefit of all stakeholders," said John Holliday,
vice president and general manager, Horizon Milling G.P.
    "This was a difficult decision to make, and we want to express our
appreciation to this facility's employees for their good work over the years,"
said Holliday. "We are working closely with employees to provide transition
    According to Holliday, customers will be served seamlessly via other
Horizon Milling locations.

    Formed in 2006, Horizon Milling G.P. is a partnership between Cargill,
Incorporated and CHS Inc., two flour milling leaders who also formed Horizon
Milling, LLC in the U.S. Leveraging the global resources of its parent
companies, Horizon Milling G.P. carries on the same tradition of excellence to
bring customers innovative products and services. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Rob Meijer, (204) 226-7783,
rob_meijer@cargill.com; Lori Fligge, (952) 742-2275, lori_fligge@cargill.com

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