Last week, John “Dub” Miner, head miller at Shawnee Milling Co., was named 2016 Milling Operative of the Year at the 120th annual International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Conference and Expo, April 4-8, in Columbus, Ohio.

Last week, John “Dub” Miner, head miller at Shawnee Milling Co., was named 2016 Milling Operative of the Year at the 120th annual International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Conference and Expo, April 4-8, in Columbus, Ohio.

Bill Ford, owner of the milling giant, said Miner joined the company in August of 1972.

“We're very proud of him,” he said. “He represents the company and all those who have worked with him.”

Ford said Miner's 44 years in the business speaks highly of him and his efforts.

“It's quite rewarding to be associated with him and this award,” Ford said.