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DRAYTON FACTORY SPECS

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Location
Physical Location: County Highway 44 North, Drayton, ND

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 190, Drayton, ND 58225
 
Capacity
Annual Beet Slice 1,675,000 tons
Average Beet Slice per day in campaign 6,700 tons
Annual Sugar Production 4,900,000 cwt.
Average sugar production per day in campaign 21,000 cwt.
Number of Campaign Days 250 days
 
History
Year Built: 1965

Major Renovations/upgrades/additions:

PKF filters

Tower diffuser

Juice softening

Carbonation

Sugar Cooler

Chip Seperation

Pulp Press

Employment
Number of year round employees: 140
Number of campaign employees:

75

Total number of employees: 245
 
Agricultural Information
Number of shareholders producing: 988
Number of acres planted:

161,619 acres

Tons of beets produced: 3,163,241 tons
Piling Locations: Drayton, McArthur, Bathgate, Hamilton, Nash, Humboldt, Stephen, St.Thomas, Kennedy, Grafton
 
Packaging / Warehousing
Number of different labels and products packaged: None
Hundredweight packaged: 136,000 cwt.
Hundredweight bulk shipments: 4.75 Million cwt.
 
By-products sold annually
Pulp pellets: 82,000 tons (cattle feed in Europe and Japan), 2,000 tons (cattle feed, fermentation and binding agent), 70,000 tons (MDS)

Molasses: 99,000 tons (cattle feed, fermentation and binding agent)
 
Community
Size of Community: 900