A longtime Ellicott City business will be closing its doors in early 2020. Wilkins-Rogers Inc. will be shutting down its flour mill and relocate production somewhere in the business, according to Baking Business. The company also has mills in Mount Joy, Pa., and Palmyra, Pa.
With this closure, Maryland will lose its last commercial grain mill. The mill established roots in 1774 by the Ellicott brothers. Last year, the mill managed to escape widespread flooding that seeped into the city. The Ellicott City mill produces flour and started producing private label flours for retail grocers in the 1970s. It has numerous flour-packing lines and is capable of producing and delivering flours and corn meals for commercial businesses of all sizes all along the eastern seaboard.
To see the story by Kristin Danley-Greiner as it originally appeared on Patch.com, click here.
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