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Unifine flour mills to be seen in central, eastern Washington

Steve Fulton is getting closer to seeing the Unifine flour mill producing tons of flour in central and eastern Washington.

In 1953, Leonard Fulton, Steve Fulton’s uncle, built the mill and operated it near Fairfield for 20 years until he retired. Steve Fulton said the mill produced 200,000 pounds of flour a year.

After more than 50 years, Fulton brought the invention to Washington State University industrial design students who re-engineered the machine in 2013.

Fulton, who lives in western Washington, said centralized roller mills, unlike the Unifine mill, are designed to produce white flour....


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