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Red Star Yeast adding 10th fermenter, adding to status as world’s largest fresh yeast plant

Red Star Yeast plant manager George Parry (in white jacket) was among those at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting March 31 for an expansion project at the southwest Cedar Rapids plant. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

Red Star Yeast’s plant in southwest Cedar Rapids may fly somewhat under the radar in the Corridor’s burgeoning agricultural manufacturing sector, but with multiple plant expansions and a near-doubling of its workforce over a 17-year history, Red Star has established itself as a dominant player in the yeast industry. The company’s latest expansion was marked […]

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