SweetPro Feeds plans to stay in Walhalla for the long run

February 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Whether or not Walhalla’s ethanol plant, which Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced this past week would close in early April, ever reopens, the ethanol industry will leave a legacy in the community. SweetPro Feeds, with 10 full-time employees, is a direct outgrowth of the local ethanol plant. Founded in 1991 by Bob Thornberg, the ethanol plant’s original manager, SweetPro uses dissolved distillers’ grains byproducts from the ethanol process to produce premium supplemental nutritional feed for horses and lick blocks for cattle and other livestock that are marketed nationwide. Continue Reading