Fire Puts ADM Elevator Out Of Action For 2-3 Months

Last weeks fire at the ADM grain elevator in Destrehan, Louisiana, will put it out of action for 2-3 months the company has said.

The Destrehan elevator is the largest of four facilities operated by ADM in Louisiana, with storage capacity of 6,432,000 bushels.

"We intend to meet all of our obligations to customers," said David Weintraub, director of external communications for ADM. "Currently, we are operating out of our St. Elmo facility, which will be sufficient to ensure continuity of operations. Since 2005, ADM has used this facility as a grain elevator and export house."

What a great headline it would have made if the fire had been at the St. Elmo facility instead! We know a song about that don't we children?