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History
 
 


1869

Bernard J. Rothwell emigrates from Dublin, Ireland to Boston Massachusetts.

1899
The Porter Mill at Winona, MN is purchased and renamed Bay State Milling Company.

1940
Bernard J. Rothwell is named the Chairman and Paul T. Rothwell the first President of Bay State Milling.

1959
Paul Rothwell is named Chairman and CEO and Bernard J. Rothwell II is named President.

1963
Bay State Milling purchases the New Jersey Flour Mills, located in Clifton, NJ.

1973
Bay State Milling acquires the Mooresville Flour Mills in Mooresville, NC.

1977
New company logo designed and introduced.

1981
Bay State Milling acquires the Hayden Flour Mills in Tempe, AZ.

1985
Bay State Milling opens the country's newest flour milling facility in Indiantown, FL.

1987
Bernard J. Rothwell III named Chairman; Brian G. Rothwell named President.
Bay State Milling acquires the ConAgra flour milling facility in Tolleson, AZ.

1989
Bay State Milling reopens a 12,000-cwt modern milling facility in Clifton, NJ.

1995
Indiantown, FL mill is doubled in size to support new growth.

1997
Winona, MN mill undergoes a major modernization and is expanded by 25%.

1998
Milling capacity is doubled at Moorseville, NC and Tolleson, AZ.

1999
Bay State Milling Company celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Bay State Milling creates a joint venture: Rocky Mountain Milling in Platteville, CO.

2000
Bay State enters the dry blending business and secures its first major mix customer.

2006
Bay State Milling develops GrainEssentials™ White Whole Wheat Extra Fine flour.
Bay State extends its blending capabilities to the East Coast.

2007
Bay State Milling acquires additional interest in Rocky Mountain Milling, LLC, resulting in a majority ownership of the Platteville,CO facility.

Bay State Milling Company expands its dry blending capabilities by acquiring Premier Blending in Wichita, KS.

2008
Organic flour milling capabilities and organic certification extended to Winona, MN and Mooresville, NC.

Bay State Milling Company enters the gluten-free marketplace with a dedicated production area in Wichita, KS.

2009
Brian G. Rothwell named Chief Executive Officer; Pete F. Levangie named President and Chief Operating Officer.

2010
Bay State Milling completes purchase of Rocky Mountain Milling, LLC, becoming largest miller of organic flour in U.S.

The Nutrition Science Advisory Council (NSAC) is created in support of Bay State’s goal to provide healthy grain-based food ingredients.

2011
Bay State Milling Company opens The Rothwell GrainEssentials Center:  Where Grain Based Solutions Grow, a 4,000 sq. ft. innovation and applications center in Quincy, MA, dedicated to Bernard J. Rothwell, 2nd.

Capabilities are expanded in Winona, MN, to include identity preservation along with the milling of a broader variety of grain types and granulations.

2012

Bay State Milling Company acquires T.J. Harkins, Inc. and Subsidiaries, a leading supplier of grains, edible seeds, specialty flours and organic ingredients.

2013

Bay State Milling Company acquires Certified Foods, Inc., of Woodland, California, a supplier of conventional, organic and gluten-free whole milled flours.

 

 
 
 
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