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CROOKSTON FACTORY SPECS

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Location
Physical Location: Highway 75 South, Crookston Minnesota
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 600, Crookston, MN 56716
 
Capacity
Annual Beet Slice 1,500,000 tons
Average Beet Slice per day in campaign 5,900 tons
Annual Sugar Production 4,500,000 cwt.
Average sugar production per day in campaign 19,000 cwt.
Number of Campaign Days 250 days
 
History
Year Built: 1954

Major Renovations/upgrades/additions:
1999 - Diffuser Upgrade
2000 - Beet Feeder Wheel
2002 - Horizontal Crystallization Upgrade
2003 - New Cossette & Bulk Scale

Employment
Number of year round employees: 160
Number of campaign employees:

100

Total number of employees: 260
 
Agricultural Information
Number of shareholders producing: 302
Number of acres planted:

59,794 acres

Tons of beets produced: 1,284,934 tons
Piling Locations: Crookston, Nielsville, Warren, Scandia, Eldred, O'Meara
 
Packaging / Warehousing
Number of different labels and products packaged: Pulp (2) Sugar 32
Hundredweight packaged: 1.5 Million cwt. packaged
Hundredweight bulk shipments: 3 Million cwt.
 
By-products sold annually
Bulk Pulp pellets : 77,000 tons (cattle feed in Europe and Japan)
Packaged Pulp pellets: 16,000 tons
Molasses: 85,000 tons (cattle feed, fermentation and binding agent, Iams pet food, elk farms, deer farms)
 
Community
Size of Community: 9,000