AGT Foods and Ingredients is one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients in the world. The family-owned company buys lentils, peas, beans, and chickpeas from farmers around its 40+ facilities and ships its products to over 120 countries around the globe where pulses account for the major source of protein consumed. The Minot facility is AGT’s first large-scale pulse ingredient and fractionation facility producing and selling products made from varieties of lentils, garbanzo beans, and peas. In 2020 the Minot facility started producing Veggipasta, a pasta made from 100 percent dry peas. The pasta has the taste and texture of traditional pasta and offers the benefits of being non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.
We have done lean training for all of our management team. It was well received and understood. Many principles are applied on a daily basis. We have a long ways to go but this was an excellent step toward our goals.