With New Intermodal Container Ramp, ADM Opens Doors to Economic Growth in Central Ill.

  With New Intermodal Container Ramp, ADM Opens Doors to Economic Growth in
  Central Ill.

    Facility capitalizes on company’s transportation, logistics expertise;
                     region’s prime rail, roadway access

  Offering businesses of all sizes the ability to get any product, anywhere,
                       efficiently and cost-effectively

Business Wire

DECATUR, Ill. -- September 20, 2013

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) yesterday opened an intermodal
container freight shipping and receiving facility that will enable businesses
to tap into the company’s deep transportation and logistics expertise and
provide a platform for economic growth in central Illinois.

The intermodal ramp, located on 250 acres of land at ADM’s Decatur processing
complex, offers direct access to three Class I railroads and close proximity
to four interstate highways and a major U.S. highway. For importers and
exporters, this unique interchange offers ready access to coastal and export
markets. And for all customers, the location provides proximity to 95 million
customers within a day’s drive. The facility itself has two high-capacity
cranes that can handle 50,000 containers per year, with room to grow to

Intermodal containers can be loaded with virtually any type of product and are
transported by truck, railcar and ship. Their flexibility and standard size
have made them popular worldwide; there are an estimated 17 million intermodal
containers in the world today, and the American Association of Railroads
reports that between 2010 and 2012, U.S. intermodal container freight volumes
increased nearly 10 percent.

“ADM’s new intermodal facility will offer businesses of every type the ability
to access markets anywhere, at any time, and do so quickly and
cost-effectively,” said Scott Fredericksen, president, ADM Transportation.
“Our deep logistics experience, vast global transportation network and
commitment to outstanding service can offer businesses in and around Central
Illinois an unprecedented level of access and reach.”

“ADM is one of the key reasons Illinois is the largest exporting state in the
Midwest, and this new facility will help even more businesses get their goods
to domestic and foreign markets more easily and cost effectively,” Illinois
Governor Pat Quinn said. “Expanding markets for Illinois products creates jobs
here at home and drives our economy forward.”

“We are optimistic that businesses in our region will join us to help drive
the economic growth this facility is capable of catalyzing,” Fredericksen
added. “With strong support from our leaders in Springfield and Macon County,
we’ve been able to get this project off the drawing board and into operation
quickly. We look forward to seeing it reach its full potential, and to helping
Illinois achieve its goal of doubling exports by 2014.”

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today,
30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa
into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more
than 265 processing plants, 460 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s
premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home
in more than 140 countries. For more information about ADM and its products,
visit www.adm.com.


Archer Daniels Midland Company
Media Relations
David Weintraub
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