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SweetPro Feeds plans to stay in Walhalla for the long run

Published 02/11/2012, 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.

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