Drayton Factory

Drayton Factory Specs


Physical Location: County Highway 44 North, Drayton, ND
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 190, Drayton, ND 58225
Annual Beet Slice 1,800,000 tons
Average Beet Slice per day in campaign 6,850 tons
Annual Sugar Production 5,600,000 cwt.
Average sugar production per day in campaign 21,000 cwt.
Number of Campaign Days 260-275 days


Year Built: 1965

Major Renovations/upgrades/additions:

  PKF filters
  Tower diffuser
  Juice softening
  Sugar Cooler
  Chip Seperation
  Pulp Press


Number of year round employees: 155  
Number of campaign employees: 60  
Total number of employees: 215  

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)  


Size of Community: 800