Great Plains Processing to expand operations

Spray drying, animal feed ingredient manufacturer will build new facility in South Dakota

Great Plains Processing (GPP), a custom spray drying and animal feed ingredient manufacturer based in Luverne, Minnesota, will expand its operations to Yankton, South Dakota. The Board of Economic Development approved GPP for a $1.15 million Revolving Economic Development and Initiative (REDI) Fund loan in October. The approved monies helped GPP purchase a “spec building” and almost 20 acres of land.

“We’re pleased with the way everything came together,” said Quintin Honerman, president, GPP, in a statement. “Working with everyone from the local to the state level has made this expansion as seamless as possible. There are a lot of people who helped make this expansion a reality. We’re proud to manufacture a product with the highest quality standards around and excited to bring our process and company to South Dakota.”

According to GPP, for almost 20 years, it has manufactured custom spray-dried products. It is a FAMI-QS and GMP+ (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility in Luverne. FAMI-QS certification is recognized by the European Commission to address safety, quality and regulatory compliance of specialty feed ingredients. GPP products can be found in feeds for many species, including bovine, equine, swine and domesticated pets. Its new 40,000 square-foot facility in Yankton will increase production and create 20 full-time jobs immediately upon opening, with the potential of doubling employment in three to five years.