A MILL WITH A PAST

One of the oldest continuously operating flour mills in the country

     In the early 1900’s the Lehi Roller Mill and Elevator Company served local farmers around Lehi, Utah. In 1905, its shareholders invested $20,000 in what would become the Lehi Roller Mills. The new mill, which boasted the most modern equipment of the time, turned out its first flour in April 1906.

     Four years later, George G. Robinson purchased the Lehi Roller Mills and a family tradition of consistent, dependable milling was born. Within three years, George G. began an extensive modernization project as the demands for flour continued to increase. By 1925, Lehi Roller Mills was delivering flour by the carload to bakeries and dealers in Salt Lake City and California.

     Within three years, George began an extensive modernization project as the demands for flour continued to increase.  By 1925, Lehi Roller Mills was delivering flour by the carload to bakeries and dealers in Salt Lake City and California.

     When George Robinson died in 1936, his son, Sherman took charge of the mill.  By the early 1970's, it was apparent that complete re-tooling was necessary to meeting continuing demands for a quality product.

     When Sherman Robinson passed away in 1980, the Robinson family continued its involvement in the mill's management.  Family interests are spearheaded by his son, Sherman (Robbie) who directed the expansion process.  this included installation of the finest equipment, expansion of product capabilities, building a new dry mix-plant, and creating new product lines.

     Under new ownership, after KEB Enterprises recently purchased the mill, the philosophy, "Only the best wheat makes the best flour," set when George G. Robinson bought the Mill in 1910 and passed down with every generation is still the same.  In the years to come, equipment upgrades and innovative process will only continue to drive that philosophy.

     While the historic Lehi Roller Mills continues to evolve, the tradition of quality, consistent, dependable milling born more than 100 years ago remains.

George G. Robinson and Lehi Roller Mills about 1910

Sherman Robinson and Lehi Roller Mills about 1970

Sherman Robinson and Lehi Roller Mills 2015

     The Robinson heritage of milling goes even further back to the rural hills of England.  Read the full story here.