6-26-2012

Engrain Hosts Latin American Customers for Kansas Wheat Harvest

Engrain hosted some of its Latin American customers on a state-wide tour of wheat harvest activities the week of June 18-22. The visit offered a variety of experiences related to the baking and milling industry, allowing the guests to learn more about the processes associated with their business.

Engrain’s international visitors included Mario Rousselin, Francisco Orantes and Marco Araniva of MOLSA, a family owned business specializing in high quality wheat flour with operations in Guatemala, El Salvador and soon in Honduras. Another guest included Carmen Niño of Rafael del Castillo & Cia, a Colombian company with 100 years of experience in the flour milling business.

In the Kansas City metro area the group visited the Kansas City Board of Trade, Sosland Publishing and the USDA Federal Grain Inspection Service. The next stop was Kansas State University and the International Grains Program in Manhattan. The final destination of the visit was the Goodland area where the group participated in wheat harvest at Townsend Farms.

“Bringing our flour milling customers to Kansas during wheat harvest is a great opportunity for them to understand the entire wheat product chain, and for them to know the path that U.S. Hard Red Winter wheat travels before arriving at their dock”, said Vaughn Studer, chief executive officer for Engrain.  “We help customers optimize their total raw material system through our advanced enzyme and additive technologies, consulting with them to capture maximum value of their wheat purchases.”

Established in 2008, Engrain provides innovative products to improve bread volume, optimize pasta texture and enrich baked goods. The Engrain team is made up of experts with more than 50 years of industry and milling experience who work side-by-side with customers to develop customized solutions to meet their specific goals. Engrain’s headquarters are located in Manhattan, Kan.