What do we do?
A lot of people ask, so we’ll (try to) explain
Many ask what exactly we do at Great Plains Processing. It’s a fair question as manufacturing in the agriculture world can be a confusing and convoluted topic, especially when you’re relatively unknown. We’ve made a list of what we’ve done at GPP at our Luverne facility. The list below most likely is missing something, but when it’s all said and done, if its been spray dried, we’ve either done it or can do it better.
- Zinc methionine
- Hydrolyzed Proteins
- Milk powders
- Soy products
- Organic trace minerals
- Protein products
- Yeast products
- Specialty blends
- Powder premixes
- Hydrolyzed proteins
- Soil amendment products
- Pelleting aids
- Molasses products
Great Plains Processing – Yankton Update
The first spray dryer Great Plains Processing has scheduled to be installed at our new facility in Yankton, South Dakota is looking more and more ready every day. The spray dryer will have many capabilities, not limited to the following list:
- Organic Trace Minerals
- Lysine Products
- Skim Milk
- Whey Protein Concentrate
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Sweet Whey
- Delactose Whey
- Whole Egg
- Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)
We expect to be open for business in July of 2018. Our new facility has 40,000 square ft on nearly 20 acres of land. This will provide us the necessary room for growth as we continue to be one of the premier spray drying and blending options in the agriculture industry for many years to come.
For additional information about our products at Great Plains Processing, please click here.
Great Plains Processing is now GMP+ Certified
GPP is now FAMI-QS, International Safe Feed Safe Food and Identity Preserved Certified.
What is GMP+?
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. In 1992 the current GMP+ Feed Certification scheme started out with this. Afterwards, it developed into a full-fledged certification scheme by integrating ISO quality management requirements, HACCP and other elements. The + stands for the integration of HACCP: â€˜Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points. The foundation of the GMP+ systematic is partly determined by continuous improvement according to the principle of the Deming circle. Plan, Do, Check, Act: write down what I’m doing, do what I’ve written down and providing proof that I effectively did it.
The GMP+ Feed Certification scheme does not only define conditions relating to production facilities of feed, but also for storage, transport, staff, procedures, documentation etc. Together with her partners, GMP+ international transparently defines clear conditions, so that feed safety and sustainability are guaranteed and certification bodies can conduct independent audits. GMP+ certified companies are supported with useful and practical information, such as various databases, newsletters, Q&A lists, courses and seminars. With over 13,400 participating companies in more than 70 countries, GMP+ International is a leading global player in the market of feed safety assurance certification. A GMP+ certificate provides an additional qualitative guarantee for every entrepreneur dealing with the international feed industry. A quality mark of GMP+ International tells you, the entrepreneur, that participating companies from the international food chain guarantee reliability, quality, sustainability and safety. That means that they meet all local and international statutory standards in the feed industry. Want to know about the other advantages of a GMP+ certificate? Click here. (SOURCE: https://www.gmpplus.org)
What does it mean for Great Plains Processing?
Along with FAMI-QS, ISFSF, and IP certifications, GMP+ aligns with our vision to manufacture safe, high quality ingredients for our customers and end users. The evolving domestic and international landscape demands that feed products and ingredients are manufactured to the highest standards. We are very excited to add GMP+ to our portfolio as we will always continue to be quality driven.
Things are getting exciting at GPP in the summer of 2017. Our main focus has been combining our manufacturing expertise and product knowledge to develop game changing products that we will be introducing to the marketplace very shortly. We will have new products using betaine and lysine in ways that have not been seen before. In the coming weeks and months, GPP will post product information, updates, technical information as soon as everything is finalized.
As always, the products will be manufactured at a FAMI-QS, GMP+, ISFSF, and HAACP certified facility.
Please contact Curt Beyer, VP of Sales, for more information
DEED: 6 Minnesota companies honored for export activity
5 other firms recognized for attracting foreign direct investment to Minnesota
The Minnesota Trade Office May 11 awarded the 2016 Governor’s International Trade Award to six Minnesota companies that have been successful exporters.
The companies were honored during the World Trade Month luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. They were selected for developing and growing a significant part of their business from exports, for increasing or maintaining jobs in Minnesota to support international sales, and for developing novel approaches for competing globally.
The 2016 winners are Digital Content LLC of Edina, Crown Iron Works Co. of Roseville, DCM Tech Inc. of Winona, Great Plains Processing of Luverne, Ralco Nutrition Inc. of Marshall and Top Tool Co. of Blaine.
Additionally, the Trade Office named five other companies winners of the Governor’s Foreign Direct Investment Award, which recognizes significant investment in Minnesota by foreign-based companies.
“These Minnesota companies illustrate how exporting or attracting foreign direct investment can help businesses compete globally,” said Commissioner Shawntera Hardy of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). “I congratulate them for their global achievements and thank each of them for being models that can inspire other Minnesota businesses to pursue international trade.”
International trade is a key part of the Minnesota economy, with Minnesota companies generating more than $19 billion in sales from exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products last year. Minnesota businesses exported 1,044 different products to 207 countries in 2016. Exports support almost 120,000 jobs in Minnesota.
The 2016 Governor’s International Trade Award winners:
Digital Content LLC, Edina www.bigjohngames.com
Crown Iron Works Co., Roseville www.crowniron.com
DCM Tech Inc., Winona www.dcm-tech.com
Great Plains Processing, Luverne www.gpp-co.com
Ralco Nutrition Inc., Marshall www.ralcoagriculture.com
Top Tool Co., Blaine www.toptool.com
The following companies were named winners of the Governor’s Foreign Direct Investment Award: Cirrus Aircraft Corp. of Duluth (Zhuhai, Guangdong, China), Global Kinetics Corp. of Minnetonka (Melbourne, Australia), La Costeña/Faribault Foods in Faribault (Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico), Moventas in Chanhassen (Jyväskylä, Finland), and Sappi Fine Paper North America in Cloquet (Johannesburg, South Africa). All five businesses are owned by foreign parent companies.
HGA Architects and Engineers of Minneapolis was also recognized, receiving a Governor’s Certificate of Commendation for collaborating with the Minnesota Trade Office on many activities. HGA has hosted many diplomatic events over the years, including a gathering with U.S. ambassadors from Asia and an event with more than 70 leaders from Latin America and South America, both in 2015.