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Minot City Council and MACEDC board tour AGT Foods

Posted: Aug 26 2022
Minot City Council and MACEDC board tour AGT Foods

Minot Area Chamber EDC Board of Directors and Minot City Council toured AGT Foods. AGT Foods is one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple food and food ingredients in the world. The company buys lentils, peas, beans, and chickpeas from farmers around their 40+ facilities located in the best pulse growing regions in Canada, the United States, Turkey, Australia, China and South Africa and ships products to over 120 countries around the globe. AGT Foods is an anchor tenant of the Logistics Park of North Dakota.

In 2013, AGT Foods commissioned its first large-scale pulse ingredient and fractionation facility in Minot, North Dakota, focused on production of flours, proteins, starches, and fibers derived from pulses for use in food ingredients and branded feed products including pet food and aquaculture. The commissioning was completed in 2014, with additional capacity added later that year. More than half of the lentils, peas, beans, and chickpeas that go through Minot’s facility are purchased from local North Dakota farmers. 

A multi-million-dollar expansion occurred at the primary site for AGT Foods in Minot, north of County Road 12 in the Logistics Park of North Dakota in 2015/16 increasing the number of processing lines. AGT’s superior and innovative technology minimizes the natural flavor of pulses, creating numerous versatile opportunities for pulses crops. This new technology makes Minot’s facility unique and expands the horizon for the pulses. AGT chose Minot for this expansion due to Minot’s strategic location with access to rail and diverse agriculture production, as well as additional land opportunities for future expansions. Minot Area Chamber EDC is proud to support this primary sector business.

 

Minot City Council and MACEDC board pictured with Les Knudson of AGT Foods and team.
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