East Grand Forks Factory

East Grand Forks Factory Specs


Physical Location: Business Highway 2, East Grand Forks, MN
Mailing Address: 1020 Business Highway 2, East Grand Forks, MN 56721


Annual Beet Slice 2,300,000 tons
Average Beet Slice per day in campaign 9,200 tons
Annual Sugar Production 8,300,000 cwt.
Average sugar production per day in campaign 26,000 cwt.
Number of Slice Campaign Days 260-275 days
Number of Juice Campaign Days 50-70 days


Year Built: 1926

Major Renovations/upgrades/additions:

  1998 - Tower Diffuser
  2000 - Juice Purification
  2014 - Sugar Conditioning


Number of year round employees: 228  
Number of campaign employees: 75  
Total number of employees: 303  

Agricultural Information

Number of shareholders producing: 618  
Number of acres planted: 108,964 acres  
Tons of beets produced: 2,190,386 tons  
Piling Locations: EGF, Ardoch, Oslo, Alvarado, Argyle, Voss.  

Packaging / Warehousing

Number of different labels and products packaged: 25 and 50 pound bags, and totes  
Hundredweight packaged: 2.35 Million cwt. packaged  
Hundredweight bulk shipments: 5.95 Million cwt.  

By-products sold annually

Bulk Pulp pellets: 123,000 tons (cattle feed in Europe and Japan)  
Molasses: 173,000 tons (cattle feed, fermentation and binding agent)  


Size of Community: 8,548