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Industry in Plainview

Located in the heart of farm country, Plainview is the home of many ag-related companies that include two major food processers. In addition, Plainview has high-tech firms that specialize in products and services for a variety of businesses, and an alternative energy company that provides custom solar design and installation.

Lakeside packing plant

Lakeside Foods

1055 W Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964-1096
(507) 534-3141

The Lakeside Foods facility in Plainview is just one of eleven food processing plant in the Lakeside system. The Plainview facility is also one of six distribution facilities. Located in one of the nation’s premier vegetable growing regions, southeastern Minnesota, the Plainview Plant is among the industry’s largest and most automated pea and corn manufacturing facilities. With over 650,000 sq. ft. and peak employment of 450 people, this facility processes both canned and frozen products. Lakeside also labels and packages all canned sizes, all poly sizes and all institutional and bulk sizes.

For more information, contact Darrel Gosse, General Manager/ Vegetable Division or Steve Holmay, General Manager/ Contract Division.

Plainview Milk Products

130 Second Street SW, Plainview, MN 55964
(800) 356-5606 or 534-3872 

Plainview Milk Products Cooperative was established in 1899 as a dairy cooperative servicing local patrons. Today, over 300 members are located throughout southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. The cooperative diversified its products and services in recent years by designing and implementing a bulk dry blending facility, by expanding its custom processing abilities to include organic product drying and instantizing, and by developing expertise in processing specialty ingredients.

To better serve the ag community, the cooperative owns and operates the Super Commodity Feed Center located at 20 Ninth Street SW in Plainview – telephone (507) 534-2106 or (800) 789-1575.

ABA Water Systems, Inc.

226 West Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964 800-257-1271 or 534-3870
ABA Water Systems has been providing expertise and products to national distributors and manufacturers since 1975. The company’s network of nationwide distributors specialize in pure water applications, equipment and materials. Customers includes water service companies and distributors, food service and processing companies, EDM parts manufacturing, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and car washes.