Grand Forks, North Dakota, has been selected as the site for Fufeng Group Ltd’s manufacturing plant, a worldwide bio-fermentation leader, producing products for animal nutrition, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, health and wellness, oil and gas, and other sectors Fufeng Group Ltd began a statewide search for a suitable area that could sustain the project, with local governments finally submitting 25 sites for consideration. Grand Forks was chosen after a 16-month extensive review process. The chosen location is 370 acres in Grand Forks’ agri-business park. The factory is estimated to require 25 million bushels of corn per year at first.
“It’s amazing to see this project nearing completion after more than a year of hard work and dedication.” We couldn’t have gotten this far without the help of Governor Burgum, Lt. Governor Sanford, the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation, Grand Forks County, and numerous city agencies. Mayor Brandon Bochenski stated, “This initiative has certainly brought out the best in all of us.”
Phase 1 Fufeng Group manufacturing plant North Dakota
“We anticipate that the building of phase one will employ up to 1,000 individuals for up to three years.” We expect that once operating, 233 direct employment and 525 indirect jobs will be produced, totaling over 750 new jobs in our region. The economic impact of this historic construction will be enormous,” stated Keith Lund, President, and CEO of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation.
“We are very happy to call Grand Forks, North Dakota, our new home.” We believed that Grand Forks was an excellent location from the start. Early on, it was clear that there was considerable coordination between municipal and state governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, and this grew clearer as our review process progressed. They all stepped up to ensure that our project’s demands were satisfied and that the manufacturing site will be successful today and in the future,” stated Eric Chutorash, COO of Fufeng USA Incorporated.