Major Industries & Employers

Major industries include utilities, fabricated metal product manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, plastics and rubber manufacturing, furniture and related product manufacturing, manufacturing, health care and retail.

Reflecting its exceptional telecommunications capacity, the county is home to two Fortune 50 data centers - Target and United Health Care - as well as the Midwest uplink facility for Direct TV. A group of local energy companies and entrepreneurs earned Elk River, the county seat, the title of "Energy City" by the Minnesota Environmental Initiative.

The following tables show the largest employers in Sherburne County in the Production and Distribution, Retail, and Health Care industries.

Production & Distribution

Employer
Product/Service
City
Total
Sysco Western Minnesota
Food wholesaler
St. Cloud
450
Cargill Kitchen Solutions
Poultry Processing Plants
Big Lake
435
Crystal Cabinets
Cabinet manufacturing
Princeton
342
Remmele Engineering Inc
Surgical appliances and supplies
Big Lake
290
Great River Energy
Electric generation
Elk River
210
Sportech Inc
Snowmobiles
Elk River
185
Tescom Corporation
Industrial valves
Elk River
170
Liberty Paper Inc
Corrugated paper manufacturing
Becker
140
US Distilled Products
Beverage manufacturing
Princeton
136
E & O Tool & Plastics Inc
Plastic injection molding
Elk River
110
Cretex, Inc
Precast concrete products
Elk River
109
Metal Craft Mch & Engrg Inc
Surgical & medical instruments
Elk River
105
AMCON Block & Precast
Concrete-Block & Brick
St. Cloud
100
Alltool Pinnacle Design & Mfg
Metal stampings
Elk River
99
Acromix Machinery
Manufacturing & custom machining
Elk River
90
Faribault Foods Beverage Inc
Bottled and canned soft drinks
Elk River
84
Gentra Systems Inc
Diagnostic substances
Big Lake
84
Plaisted Co
Sand & Gravel
Elk River
80
Elk River Machine
Machine Shop
Elk River
70
TJ Potter Trucking
Warehousing
Becker
66
Wolf Material Handling Systems
Belt conveyor systems
Elk River
66
Brothers Fire Protection
Sprinklers-Fire Protection
Elk River
65
Select Transcription Inc
Medical back office
Elk River
62

Retail

Employer
Product/Service
City
Total
Wal-Mart
General merchandise
Elk River
354
Coborns
Grocery
Elk River/Big Lake/Princeton
265
Becker Furniture World
Furniture
Becker
255
Menards
Lumber & home improvement
Elk River
173
First National Financial Services
Financial services
Elk River
142
The Bank of Elk River
Financial services
Elk River
107
Cub Foods
Grocery
Elk River
100
Home Depot
Lumber & home improvement
Elk River
100
Elk River Ford
Automobile dealership
Elk River
94
Jim's Market
Grocery
Zimmerman
52

Health Care

Employer
Service
City
Total
Accurate Home Care
Home health
Zimmerman
1000
Saint Benedict's Care Center
Nursing care
St. Cloud
540
Fairview Northland
Health care
Princeton
413
Guardian Angels of Elk River
Nursing care
Elk River
374
Elk River Nursing Home
Nursing care
Elk River
240
Avalon Home Care
Home health
Elk River
110
Fairview
Clinic
Elk River
60
Allina Health
Clinci
Elk River
55