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August 8-9 – Flour City District Fall Meeting


The Flour City District met on August 7-9, at the Canal Park Lodge in Duluth, Minnesota. The technical conference was held on Aug. 8 featuring 10 presentations given to nearly 50 participants.

“The Flour City Conference covered a wide range of important topics, including improved safety, quality, productivity and cost control. Our members are to be commended for sharing their time and expertise,” said David McGovern, committee chairman.

The technical program included information from companies such as:

  • UTI – 3D Structural design and modeling for mill expansion projects
  • ProvisionGard – Insect blocking packaging technology
  • CMC Electrical – Hazard Monitoring Technology
  • Adam Britton, Horizon Milling – Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention Strategies
  • Bratney Companies – High capacity drum scalper

and several others.

Thursday evening included a social hour as well as a banquet.  On Friday, 28 attendees participated in the golf tournament at Lester Park Golf Course.


Upcoming Events


May 19-23 – 118th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Omaha Hilton Hotel and CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska USA

August 7-8 – Flour City District Meeting
Canal Park Lodge, Duluth, Minnesota USA

May 4-8– 119th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA

April 4-8 – 120th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA


*For more information about these and other district meetings, please contact Dave McGovern, Secretary Treasurer.
Phone (952) 887-3618; e-mail:

District Officers

Darin Elliott
Horizon Milling, LLC

Scott Dillingham
ConAgra Mills

Jeff Skiba
Vice Chairman
ADM Milling Company

Dave McGovern
Donaldson-Torit Company

2nd Executive Committeeperson

Mike McShane
1st Executive Committeeperson
Horizon Milling, LLC

Ron Purvis
Allied Trades Event Chairperson
The Bratney Companies