What AURI’s clients have to say about our work
At the time of our first encounters with AURI, we had nothing but an idea and some brief conversations with pelleting industry people…AURI helped us through the discovery phase of technology testing, formulation optimization and commercialization testing. We would not be at the stage of development we are without AURI.
—Brian Caldwell, American BioLabs
What I found out from AURI in a week would have taken me a year on my own.
—Steve Olds, Steve’s Pepper Sauce
Growan Energy is very grateful for the partnership with AURI. The partnership has allowed us to move our innovative biodiesel technology toward commercialization faster than we could have done on our own…..It has been a very valuable partnership, and we hope the relationship will continue.
—Jerad Poling, Growan Energy
AURI research is an invaluable tool for startups like mine.
—Mark Porisch, Lucky’s Popcorn Dressing
AURI helped us get through the economic downturn; we didn’t have to stop our development because of AURI.
—Gary Noble, Bio-Plastic Solutions
We learned, with the assistance of AURI, the best-case scenario for developing our new business in terms of the optimum manufacturing process, setup and implementation.
—Eric Kriedemacher, Alternative Energy Solutions
The process of taking a “good idea”, to developing a great product, to selling at retail is a very time-consuming process. AURI’s staff and resources have assisted with most stages of development including: R&D, market development and technical analysis required for our new facility.
—Rob Fuglie, Fergus Foods
We saved a handful of jobs. We weren’t going to be able to keep on the way we were…we needed a certain volume of business to keep the doors open. A big thank you to AURI for helping us accomplish that.
—Glenn Rivard, Rivard’s Quality Seeds, Inc.
AURI’s involvement from start to finish was invaluable. This is a project I know we could never have undertaken on our own.
—John Peterson, Ferndale Market
AURI researchers think outside the box very well, and their exposure to a wide variety of agricultural-related industries gives them both a depth and breadth of knowledge that is valuable to utilize.
—Vincent Copa, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company
AURI’s services cannot have a dollar value placed on them…When I tell people I worked with AURI for product development, they have a stronger sense of security in working with me. I am not sure I could have continued without them. This is the kind of government program that should be expanded, because this is the kind of program that does nothing but good.
—Katie Sanchez, RAES Foods, Inc./Bee Free Honee
AURI is a great starting point for a business like this. It is so hard to break in and do this kind of thing, especially with food products—that’s one of their real strengths at AURI.
—Tom Smude, Smude Oil
We are in business today for one reason—all of the help we’ve received. Without AURI, I don’t know where we would be today. We just had an idea; AURI made it possible.
—Darryl Metcalfe, USA Solutions
AURI has given us the ability to pursue projects and technologies outside of our core business. They are our go-to group that helps us develop byproduct streams into additional value-added products. Their experience and network in Minnesota has enabled us to reach further outside our locale to new markets, ideas and customers.
—Aaron Bjerke, American Crystal Sugar