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  • County business growth slow but housing OK Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, October 22, 2008 By Kayla Kloos

  • "Haynes also talked about the Stevens County Corn Stalk Gasification Plant project. The plant would be a demonstration plant, the first of its kind in the country...
    It’s estimated that farmers would need to harvest two tons per acre from 70,000 acres to meet the plant’s needs to produce over 4000 decatherms of natural gas per day. The plant is estimated to cost $75 million and would employ 35 to 50 engineers full time. Haynes believes there is a 50 percent chance that the plant will be built...

  • Northarvest Bean Growers Association-Dry Bean Dealers

  • " We Grow and Deliver World-Class Beans from the Heartland of America
    The heartland of America forms the region we call "Northarvest." Bounded by the green fields of America's cornbelt on the south and the golden Canadian wheat fields on the north, Northarvest spans 112,000 square miles of fertile soil, or about 292,000 square kilometers. The Northarvest region includes all of North Dakota and Minnesota -- an area larger than England, Scotland and Wales combined.
    The Northarvest region produces a variety of dry beans in great abundance, thanks to our unique combination of very productive soil, abundant rainfall, warm summer days, and cold cleansing winters.
    Currently we lead the United States in the production of pinto, navy, and dark red kidney beans. We also grow quantities of light red kidney, black, cranberry, pink, small red, and great northern beans. If the market demands, we have the capacity to grow more classes.
    Although located in the heart of America, Northarvest can efficiently and quickly transport custom-bagged lots and bulk dry beans throughout the United States and around the globe. An extensive network of highways, railroads, and waterways crisscross the region carrying agricultural commodities worldwide. "

  • Bonanza Bean LLCM, (Red Kidney Bean-North Harvest Bean)

  • PO Box 164
    8 Industrial Blvd
    Morris, MN 56267
    PH: 320-585-2326
    FAX: 320-585-2323

    Developmentally Disabled Community

  • Stevens County DAC
  • -Resources

  • The Current State of Employment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , from hhs.gov
  • Immigrant Opportunities

  • Minnesota: Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Innovation, and Welcoming Initiatives in the North Star State, immigrationpolicy.org

  • "In Minnesota, there is no doubt that immigrant entrepreneurs and innovators play an important role. Immigrant entrepreneurs bring in additional revenue, create jobs, and contribute significantly to the state’s economy. Highly skilled immigrants are vital to the state’s innovation industries and to the metropolitan areas within the state, helping to boost local economies. Furthermore, local government, business, and non-profit leaders recognize the importance of immigrants in their communities and support immigration through local “welcoming” and integration initiatives."

    -Hmong

  • Hmong Village: A success story on St. Paul's East Side (w/ VIDEO) By Tom Webb twebb@pioneerpress.com Posted: 01/15/2012 12:01:00 AM CST | Updated: 3 years ago
  • -Somolia

  • The City That Offers Sharia-Compliant Loans to Muslim Business Owners Somali entrepreneurs are transforming neglected neighborhoods with the help of a Minneapolis Islamic financing program. By Alexia Fernández Campbell nationaljournal.com
  • Community Dividend Little Mogadishu in the All-America City? Somali entrepreneurship in Willmar, Minnesota Somali immigrants encounter acceptance and some challenges as they establish businesses in a small city in central Minnesota. Nima Hassan - Community Development Intern Published October 1, 2011 | October 2011 issue minneapolisfed.org
  • Swedes eye Somali success By: By ALLIE SHAH, Star Tribune adcminnesota.org
  • -Misc

  • How Public Markets Support Small Businesses Owned by Women, Minorities and Immigrants By Greg Scruggs | June 16, 2014 nextcity.org
  • Industries

  • Superior Industries

  • -Articles:
    Superior ranks among top U.S. companies Morris Sun Tribune Published Friday, April 04, 2008
    "Morris-based Superior Industries continues to report steady growth. The Private Company Index noticed the trend throughout 2007 and named the manufacturer of conveyor systems and components one of 10 "Top Growth Companies" in the United States for 2008.
    According to its Web site, the Entrex Private Company Index is a group of companies in several regions and business sectors and offers the investment community current measurements of private businesses.
    The Entrex Private Company Index foundation is based on pretax sales provided on a period by period basis. Each company provides its sales on a routine basis anonymously. The sales data is provided to statisticians who create and overall index, according to the site.
    Helping to push Superior’s 18 percent sales growth from 2006 to 2007 was the company’s addition of a new manufacturing facility in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The 30,000 square foot space manufactures equipment for the Southwest U.S. and Mexico markets, the company reported.
    The company also credits an upswing in the price of precious metals and commodities. Superior manufactured equipment and conveyor components for several large projects in that industry like Goldcorp’s Pe?asquito Mine in Zacatecas, Mexico and Nord Resource’s Johnson Camp Mine near Tucson, Arizona.
    Headquartered in Morris, Superior Industries designs and fabricates a full line of conveying equipment, telescoping conveyors, feed systems, conveyor idlers and pulleys, as well as other conveyor components."

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    Related Sites:
    Superior Industries Unveils New Look Website 12 August 2009 mining-technology.com
    "..Besides Morris, we operate from manufacturing facilities in Prescott Valley, Arizona and Norcross, Georgia..."

  • Westmor

  • -Articles
    WestMor expansion complete Morris Sun Tribune Published Saturday, October 06, 2007
    " Morris-based WestMor Industries is celebrating the newest addition to its manufacturing facilities.
    WestMor’s new Truck Shop will be showcased during a Wednesday, Oct. 10 open house from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the public. There will be free food and prizes in addition to a tour of WestMor’s facilities. Eric Rose, Production Team Leader, works in WestMor’s new Truck Shop Eric Rose, Production Team Leader, works in WestMor’s new Truck Shop RELATED CONTENT Morris Sun Tribune Web Icon View from above Tom Zosel, WestMor President and CFO, said he is excited the new facility.
    “Our new Truck Shop brings all of us together,” Zosel said. “Centralizing all of our production and materials here will increase our productivity and efficiency. Our employees, their families and the general public, as well as prospective employees, can look at our facilities and see that, not only are we a successful company today, we are poised to continue that success for years to come.”
    The new addition adds 45,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 10,000 square feet of warehouse space and a 4,000 square-foot testing facility to WestMor’s property in the Morris Industrial Park.
    The new building houses WestMor’s Truck Department where the company produces bobtails, LP & CO2 transports, LP home delivery units and refined fuel trucks for local marketers and some of the nation’s largest energy suppliers. The building also is home to WestMor’s Aviation Department, which manufactures fueling trucks and systems for the nation’s armed forces.
    Mike Hennen, WestMor’s Manufacturing Manager, said the design of the new building will make a big difference in productivity.
    “Our new shop is specifically designed for what we do,” Hennen said. “We no longer spend hours each week moving one truck or trailer to make room for another. We now have 22 bays allowing us to easily move units through the different stages of production, reducing the costs of our units and thereby increasing our competitiveness. In addition to the 22 bays, we have two downdraft paint booths large enough to paint 55-foot trailers. Our old shop had no overhead cranes; our new shop has six. Not only is this great for efficiency, more importantly it’s also an improvement for safety.”
    Safety is a big concern at WestMor, and Bob Griffith, WestMor’s Safety Director, said the new building provides for that.
    “It’s great to see our people coming to work every day to a cleaner and safer environment,” he said.
    Employees working in the shop agree.
    “It’s hard to pick out just one good thing about the new shop,” according to Eric Rose, Production Team Leader. “There are so many improvements. The overhead cranes are great and the heated floor is going to be a nice in the winter. I didn’t think the old shop was that bad, but I was over there the other day and it’s like night and day. The new shop puts us squarely in the 21st century.”
    The new building is among several recent improvements at WestMor.
    Last year the company expanded its Tank Shop to help meet the current high demand for ethanol tanks.
    “Like any successful company we face a lot of competition, and our new facilities give us a competitive edge today and for the future,” Zosel said.
    WestMor currently has 115 employees and more than 100 live in the Morris area. WestMor’s employees will be at the Oct. 10 open house to show visitors the new facility."

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