Form-A-Feed plans shipping project in St. Paul's Mississippi River harbor


Form-A-Feed, a feed and fertilizer company based in Stewart, Minn., plans to build a 60,000-square-foot shipping facility at St. Paul's Southport Terminal, Finance & Commerce reports. It is the first new business in the city’s Mississippi River harbor in decades.

Construction on the building is expected to begin next spring, according to the newspaper. The project will cost up to $7 million and initially create about a dozen jobs once it's completed by the end of 2013.

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