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T&S Completes Largest Single-Site Malting Facility for Rahr Malting

12/05/16

Todd & Sargent, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the new $68 million malt house for Rahr Malting Company in Shakopee, MN. This expansion, completed six months ahead of schedule, makes the Shakopee location the largest single-site malting facility in the world, adding 28 full-time employees.

The new malt house is 115,000 square feet and increases the annual malting capacity to 460.000 metric tons from 390,000 previously.  Rahr says that is enough to brew nearly 12 billion 12-ounce cans of light beer or 6-billion bottles of craft brew per year.  Almost 1/4 of breweries in America contain Rahr malt.

Rahr Corporation was founded on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1847 by William Rahr, a German immigrant and brewer.  Over 166 years later, in its 5th and 6th generation, it is still owned and operated by the Rahr family.  They produce and distribute malt and other related brewing supplies to customers around the world with production plants in Shakopee and Alix, Alberta, a procurement and distribution facility in Taft, ND, a processing facility in Yakima, WA and eleven leased warehouses throughout the US and Canada.