This question was answered by Eric Schellhorn of Archer Daniels Midland corporate communications in Decator, Ill.:
“The dock your reader is inquiring about is one ADM’s Southport facility employs to unload raw materials used in the manufacture of food-grade and U.S. pharmaceutical-grade citric acid. Molasses used as a carbohydrate source in the citric acid fermentation process is one of the main raw materials we receive on this dock.”
Tanker ships unloading raw materials can frequently been seen by Southport-Fort Fisher ferry passengers as they pass by the dock on the Cape Fear River.
Date posted: October 3, 2011
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