One agriculture facility in Bismarck is tripling in size.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin takes you inside a packed Pulse USA and to the new location.
(Sarah Gustin / firstname.lastname@example.org
) "The location that's served as PULSE USA for years is about to change. The increasing number of pea and lentil acres throughout North Dakota has forced them to outgrow their location."
A packed warehouse.
And an overcrowded office are a few reasons why a new building is a necessity.
(Renae Larson / Business Manager) "We currently rent four different locations. We have two buildings that are across the street from each other so our general manager and his assitassistantacross the street from our main office, and so it's just not a conduconduciveing environment. It's not productive and it's not cost effective. It's not efficient to have people running from location to location."
This is the current home of Pulse USA located in east Bismarck.
The company specializes in pea, lentil, forage and cover crop seed sales.
What started in 2002 with 2 employees has now grown to 14 on staff.
(Mike Strand / Operations Manager) "We actually ship all the way to the east coast. A lot to Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas but we actually send all over the U.S. We have grown from 1 little warehouse to during our busy season to 4 just to handle all the seed that we have. And we have gone from no bins to now we have 8 hopper bins."
A new facility, with more than 10 thousand square feet is being built at the Northern Plains Commerce Center in south Bismarck.
The location isn't the only expansion ... sales have spread nationwide.
(Bryan Schatz / Sales Manager) "Now we have grown into seven states, so it has more than doubled. And our seed sales have doubled as well."
Schatz says the closest seed outlet of this size for peas and lentils is in Montana.
The new facility is scheduled to be complete by January 2015.