Ardent Mills’ Molinos de Puerto Rico Named MIDA’s Manufacturing Company of the Year


For more than 55 years, Molinos de Puerto Rico and its Amapola® flour brand have been recognized as staples of island life

DENVER, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Molinos de Puerto Rico, the Caribbean arm of Ardent Mills’, the premier 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).

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“We see this award as a reflection of our commitment to provide only the best and top-quality products to our customers and consumers,” says Jon Stuewe, president of Molinos de Puerto Rico. “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.”

Stuewe notes, “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.”

Later this year, Molinos de Puerto Rico will be hosting two major milling events: ALIM (Latin-American Association of Milling Industries) 2016 annual meeting and the Caribbean Millers Association convention.

About Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is the premier flour-milling and ingredient company whose vision is to be the trusted partner in nurturing its customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. 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 located in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Deeply rooted in communities throughout North America, Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver, CO and employs more than 100 certified millers, supporting thousands of local jobs and contributing billions of dollars to local economies. To learn more about Ardent Mills, visit

About Molinos de Puerto Rico
Ardent Mills’ Puerto Rican operation, Molinos de Puerto Rico is the territory’s leading supplier of flour as well as wheat, corn and rice-based food ingredients. Its Amapola® brand is the territory’s leading retail flour and corn meal brand. Molinos de Puerto Rico’s ingredients and retail products are distributed throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the U.S. mainland. Established in 1958, it employs more than 100 team members and has operations in Guaynabo’s Amelia district. In addition to Amapola®, Molinos de Puerto Rico brands include Special 50® and Buccaneer® flours among others.

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