Molinos de Puerto Rico Named MIDA Manufacturing Company of the Year
SAN JUAN – Molinos de Puerto Rico, the Caribbean arm of Ardent Mills’, a flour-milling and ingredient company, was honored in June with the Manufacturing Company of the Year from the Puerto Rico Chamber of Food Marketing, Industry and Distribution (MIDA by its Spanish acronym).
“We see this award as a reflection of our commitment to provide only the best and top-quality products to our customers and consumers,” Jon Stuewe, president of Molinos de Puerto Rico, said in a news release. “Any time we are recognized by the community, it carries a special meaning about how we contributed to its overall health, growth and success. Being specifically recognized by MIDA is an honor for Molinos and our team members. Our people are the key to our success.”
“For generations, Amapola has been a trusted brand. When people see the Amapola logo, it triggers their childhood memories and the way mom used to cook. Each day, we continue to work to earn this trust,” he added.
Later this year, Molinos de Puerto Rico will be hosting two milling events: ALIM (Latin-American Association of Milling Industries) 2016 annual meeting and the Caribbean Millers Association convention.
Besides flour, Molinos de Puerto Rico supplies wheat, corn and rice-based food ingredients. Its ingredients and retail products are distributed throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the U.S. mainland. Established in 1958, it employs more than 100 and has operations in Guaynabo’s Amelia district. Some of its other brands are Special 50 and Buccaneer flours.
Ardent Mills’ operations and services are supported by more than 40 flour mills and bakery-mix facilities along with a specialty bakery and Mobile Innovation Center, all in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Denver, Colo., it employs more than 100 certified millers.