Food Manufacturing


St. Cloud’s Food Manufacturing sector is a dynamic collection of businesses representing processing, logistics, packaging, storage, and critical supply chain components.  

Supported by the fastest growing workforce in Minnesota, critical infrastructure related to food research and development, and a growing University program in biomedical sciences and biochemistry, St. Cloud’s food manufactures has access to the resources needed to innovate and grow.

Leading Food Manufacturing Employers - St. Cloud MSA

  • Arctic Cold Storage - Cold Storage & Distribution
  • SCR (St. Cloud Refrigeration) - Commercial Refrigeration Services
  •  West Rock - Paper & Packaging Manufacturing
  •  SpartanNash - Food Wholesaler & Distributor
  •  Sysco/Apperts - Food Wholesaler & Distributor
  •  Coborn’s - Grocery/Convenience Stores
  •  DCI - Stainless Steel Storage Tank Manufacturing
  •  Beaver Island Brewing - Micro-Brewery Enterprise
  •  Pantown Brewing - Micro-Brewery Enterprise
  •  Microbiologics - Biotechnology Provider
  •  Anderson Trucking - Long Distance Trucking
  •  Viking Coke - Beverage Distributor
  •  SoftPac (Foley) - Freight Shipping and Trucking
  •  EnviroStar (Waite Park) - Spray Drying Products
Food Manufacturing Facts

Talent Access

Food Manufacturing is a diverse and ever-expanding sector. With new technology around packaging, food safety, nutraceuticals, and sustainability evolving at record speed, St. Cloud’s competitive advantage is our talent and unique training opportunities.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College and St. Cloud State University offer degrees is biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical science, environmental engineering, mechatronics, transportation and logistics.

Business Leader Highlight

St. Cloud is home to Arctic Cold Storage, the most advanced cold warehouse and distribution company that supports several Fortune 500 companies including A&W™, Dairy Queen™, Kentucky Fried Chicken™, Carousel Snack Bars and Hardees™.

Arctic Cold Storage