US — American multinational snack food company Mondelez International has been on a celebration mood this year with the latest party dedicated to its Ohio biscuit flour facility that has been in operation for 130 years now.
The maker of Oreo cookies noted that the mill with a storage capacity of 5.5 million bushels of wheat began operations in 1892 and is the largest dedicated soft wheat mill in North America.
It processes over 1,500 tons of flour on an average day, which is then shipped to Mondelez bakeries across North America and then used to make snacks, including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies and Ritz crackers.
“Our Toledo flour mill has been a valuable part of our US baking footprint for more than a century, and I am proud to join this celebration with the many dedicated employees who have been part of our business for many years and have helped make this important milestone possible,” said Claudio Parrotta, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, North America at Mondelez International.
“I want to thank plant leader Dee Lewis and our dedicated team of employees in Toledo for all their hard work supporting our business and for putting together such a fitting tribute on this important milestone.”
As we recognize this important milestone in our company’s young history, our 80,000 talented ‘makers and bakers’ around the world are even more passionate about creating the right snacks, for the right moments, made the right way for many years to come.
10 years of listing
The Ohio celebration comes on the heels of another celebration to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary as a global publicly listed snack and food company.
“We have so much to be proud of since Mondelēz International was born in 2012,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
“As we recognize this important milestone in our company’s young history, our 80,000 talented ‘makers and bakers’ around the world are even more passionate about creating the right snacks, for the right moments, made the right way for many years to come.”
Each October, Mondelēz International celebrates its annual Purpose Day – encouraging employees to pause, reflect, and refocus on their roles in advancing the company’s purpose.
This year’s event features a wide range of community outreach, volunteering, mindfulness, and wellness initiatives across the company’s global operations.
For example, Mondelēz International’s Latin America team is working with a local NGO to donate trees to help restore the Amazon through an innovative employee matching program, the company revealed.
“Employees in Japan are sponsoring educational initiatives to promote consumer understanding of mindful snacking.”
The company’s celebration culminated with the ringing of the closing bell today on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange to mark Mondelēz International’s 10th year of listing.