"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...
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. "
"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."
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
-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."