In Holguin, Cuba Mill Restarts Production
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- 09 / 26 / 2008
William Olmo Reyes, director of the mill, said that the flour is put into 50 kg sacks which go directly onto trucks for transfer to the various territories. “In 24 hours we produce 120 tonnes, with a yield of 78 percent, higher than planned."
"In normal times, the Antilla mill produces corn meal for the whole country, with an average of about 900 tons per month, although the capacity installed exceeds 1,500," said Olmo.
Hurricane Ike damaged two of the five silos in the factory, roofs and 54 square meters of walls affected by the strong winds.
The maintenance brigade of the industry has been working hard over 16 hours a day since Sunday, Sept. 8 until last Saturday for the recovery. This effort permitted the maintenance of all the equipment installed and restore the roofing of the main areas.
Since its opening in 1982 and until 2003, the Commander Daniel mill produced wheat flour, but since 2004 it began producing corn meal after the conversion of its technology.