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Siemer Milling Company Celebrates 135 Years


Siemer Milling Vice President Team – from left: Vernon “Red” Tegeler – VP of Production; Jay Wallace – VP of Customer Service, Joyce Stock – CFO, Rick Siemer – President/CEO, Carl Schwinke – VP Grain Supply (not pictured is Sunil Maheshwari-VP Siemer Specialty Ingredients)



Siemer Milling Company, led by President and CEO, Richard Siemer, celebrates its 135 Year Anniversary as a family and employee-owned business.

The company was first founded on November 6, 1882 in Teutopolis, IL, under the name of Hope Mills, Uptmor & Siemer, Proprietors. In 1906, Joseph Siemer and his son, Clemens J. purchased the company interests and changed the name to Siemer Milling Company. A new, larger mill was built in Teutopolis in 1979, and a second mill facility was added in Hopkinsville, KY, in 1995. Additional expansions developed in 2003 with the construction of the Heat Treatment plant and launch of the Siemer Specialty Ingredients Division. In 2015, a third mill facility was opened in West Harrison, IN. During this same time the new corporate headquarters was completed in Teutopolis, IL. A new Tech Center in Teutopolis was just recently unveiled in October 2017.

According to Siemer, “We strive to achieve a high level of competence and customer satisfaction, while cultivating an atmosphere of Respect, Trust, and Responsibility among employees, customers, and suppliers.”

Siemer Milling Company is engaged in the creation of grain-based foods that are wholesome, nutritious, and satisfy consumer needs. Its primary product is wheat flour milled to different specifications for the making of such foods as cookies, crackers, cakes, pretzels, batters and breadings, bread and biscuits.

Siemer Milling Company is a flour supplier with close, long-term relationships with some of the largest and most trusted names in consumer packaged foods and food service.


Their grain milling operations: employ over 170 people; purchase 25 million bushels of locally-grown wheat annually with a current market value in excess of $100 million; and produce 750,000 tons of processed wheat products, including flour, wheat bran and wheat germ.To learn more about Siemer Milling Company, visit their website at www.SiemerMilling.com.


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