Grand Prairie Foods at 1400 N. Cleveland in Sioux Falls has seen its business skyrocket in the less than a decade.
Grand Prairie Foods took over for Dakota Foods, a struggling meat-distribution company ten years ago.
Owner Kurt Loudenback started over with new product lines, from a variety of fast foods for businesses and stores to supplying food for hotel chains.
Sales increased from $1.5 million in 2004 to an expected $20 million for next year.
“Every year we’ve had an increase in revenues, with a substantial increase in 2010, when we nearly doubled the size of the business,” Loudenback said.
The company also markets some of its own products, such as Start Healthy breakfast sandwiches, which are sold locally in grocery stores. The company now employs 85 people.
Grand Prairie recently purchased a freezer and warehouse in the northwestern part of the city to help expand its production and distribution capacity.
Local investment firms, The McGowan Capital Group and Prairie Gold Venture Partners, both let outside investments in the company.