Speaking on Business: Big J Milling
Big J Milling is a fourth-generation flour milling operation in Brigham City that offers three grades of baking flour.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
Jeremy Bischoff of Big J Milling, a fourth-generation flour milling operation in Brigham City, believes that consumers today are willing to pay a little more for craftsmanship, which is what Big J Milling offers with their three grades of baking flour. Their flour is sold to home bakers, commercial bakeries, stores and restaurants.
Big J Milling dates back over 100 years to Mads Christian Jensen, a Danish immigrant sent to Northern Utah to establish a mill. Later, his three sons founded what became Big J Milling in Brigham City in 1909. Jeremy was invited to join Big J Milling after he married one of the descendants of the Jensens and tried it out for two summers, beginning at the bottom and working his way up. Jeremy runs the mill in partnership with Brandon Hess.
One of their successes in growing the business is automating processes at Big J Milling to increase production. This has driven growth outside of the Utah market into neighboring states. The mill runs 24 hours a day, producing over 200,000 pounds of flour a day, and during peak season, from October to January, the mill is running 7 days a week. Even though the equipment has been updated, they still have some equipment that is 50 plus years old in operation and in peak condition.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Big J Milling
733 W Forest St
Brigham City, UT 84302