New organic grain processor under construction in Montana

The new facility will have dedicated grain processing equipment to make non-GMO and organic oil and meal from canola, flax, sunflower and safflower. Photo: File/Laura Rance

OrganicBiz staff

Montana Specialty Mills, LLC is building a new $20 million, 20-acre processing center in Great Falls that will feature grain processing equipment dedicated to making non-bioengineered/non-GMO products and organic oilseeds. The facility should be completed by the fall of 2018.

The company says it chose to build the facility in the Great Falls Montana Development Authority’s AgriTech Park, which offers rail access and proximity to the Great Falls International Airport.

“We chose our new location in the AgriTech Park because it has the infrastructure, subdivision and zoning already in place for us,” said Steve Chambers, president and chief executive officer of Montana Specialty Mills.

Montana Specialty Mills, based in Great Falls, contracts with producers and processes and markets oilseeds and other grain-based products. The company operates several storage locations, an expeller process oilseed plant in Great Falls, and a mustard seed and grain processing plant in Conrad, Montana, U.S.