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Publication Date: 07/2001
Pages: 3
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Belt conveyors with metal detectors are sweet success

A beet sugar manufacturer installs two belt conveyors, each with a metal detector, to ensure that the company produces the purest sugar on the market.

Across 101,000 acres in the Red River Valley 1,919,000 tons of sugar beets are planted and harvested each year to supply raw material to the American Crystal Sugar Co. in East Grand Forks, Minn. Each October shareholders, employees, friends, neighbors, and surrounding communities join together, harvesting the beets around the clock so that they can be processed into sugar for sweetening cookies, cereals, sports drinks, and other treats. Ensuring the sugar's purity is crucial for American Crystal Sugar.

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