From composites to metal to food processing, the Grand Forks region has a diverse manufacturing base, with niche companies that manufacture products for industries including wind energy oil and gas, aviation, construction, food, and automotive.

Manufacturers include:

  • LM Wind Power
  • Cirrus Aircraft
  • Retrax
  • Steffes Corporation
  • ODRA
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • JR Simplot
  • Philadelphia Macaroni
  • ND Mill & Elevator
  • Wells Concrete

Education and training programs at the University of North Dakota and Northland Community & Technical College support regional manufacturers by developing specialized training and certification courses, filling internships, and providing a ready workforce to fill in-demand positions.