Founded in 1896, The International Association of Operative Millers is an international organization comprised of flour millers, cereal grain and seed processors and allied trades representatives and companies devoted to the advancement of technology in the flour milling, cereal grain and seed processing industries.
Among its members, IAOM promotes a spirit of fellowship and cooperation, enhances their proficiency, and advances their interests in industry activities. With 16 districts around the world, the IAOM provides an international forum for networking; the exchange of ideas, technical and educational opportunities; and the discovery of new products and services.
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Benjamin W. Dedrick writes to the American Miller suggesting the formation of an operative millers’ association.
The Fraternity of Operative Millers of America (FOMA) is established on January 20, with Benjamin W. Dedrick as president.
First annual meeting of the FOMA takes place in Chicago, and Dedrick is unanimously re-elected as president.
The insurance program for members is finalized, including coverage for sickness, accident, death & dismemberment.
After nearly 25 years of existence, the FOMA is reorganized as the Association of Operative Millers (AOM).
Annual conference canceled due to WWII concerns for group travel and mass meetings.
Golden Anniversary of the AOM is celebrated at 50th international conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arrangements made for AOM to take control of “Dunwoody Correspondence Course in Practical Milling.”
All Districts are instructed to assume a descriptive name to go with numerical identification.
First AOM “Gold Medal” awarded to Dr. John A. Shellenberger of Kansas State University.
Cereal Millers Handbook is copyrighted.
Diamond Anniversary of the AOM is celebrated at 74th international conference in Minnesota, USA.
First AOM “Donald S. Eber Award” presented to Roy F. Kehr of Kressilk Products, Inc.
AOM Latin America District is founded; plans first meeting for 1976 Annual Conference.
First AOM “Geo. B. Wagner Memorial Award” presented to Prof. Donald A. Wilbur, Sr., of Kansas State University.
First AOM “Allied Trades Technology Award” presented to Jack Kice of Kice Metal Products Co.
First “Milling Operative of the Year” award presented to Jerry D. Kuhn of White Lily Foods Co. by Sosland Publishing Co.
AOM holds its first East Africa District conference
IAOM Mideast & East Africa District is founded
AOM headquarters office is relocated outside of Kansas City, Missouri, to the suburb of Leawood, Kansas.
Districts discontinue using numerical identification, and the Gateway District is merged with the Central and Ohio Valley Districts.
100th Anniversary of the AOM is celebrated at its 100th international conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
AOM adds “International” to its official name, becoming the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM)
IAOM holds the inaugural meeting of a proposed Eurasia District in Istanbul, Turkey.
IAOM Eurasia District is founded.