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Private Companies - Top 25

Ranked by revenue | List information taken from the 2014 Black Book
Source: Company representatives and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Note: Cooperatives were not included on this list. However, if they had been listed, four Minnesota-based cooperatives would have qualified based on their 2012 revenue: Land O'Lakes, Inc. ($14.1 billion), Associated Milk Producers, Inc. ($1.7 billion), American Crystal Sugar Company ($1.2 billion), and Great River Energy ($921.2 million).
Company
Address
Phone • Website
Founded/
Headquarters
Revenue1
Revenue for previous fiscal year/
Percent change
Employees in MN/
worldwide
CEO/
CFO/
Top marketing executive
Nature of business
1
Cargill, Inc.
15407 McGinty Road W
Wayzata, MN 55391
952-742-7575 • cargill.com
1865
Wayzata
$136,700,000,000
$133,900,000,000
2.09
5,921
142,000
Greg Page/
Marcel Smits/
Michael Fernandez
An international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services.
2
Carlson
701 Carlson Pkwy.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
763-212-5000 • carlson.com
1938
Minnetonka
$37,600,000,000
$37,600,000,000
0.00
2,753
175,000
Trudy Rautio/
Brad Hall/
Gordon McKinnon
Global hospitality and travel company that operates hotels and the T.G.I. Friday's restaurant chain and provides marketing and travel services internationally; company's hotel brands include Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, and Hotel Missoni
3
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
625 4th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
800-847-4836 • thrivent.com
1917
Minneapolis
$8,304,000,000
$7,987,000,000
3.97
1,208
3,037
Brad Hewitt/
Randy Boushek/
Jim Thomsen
Jim Olson
Financial services membership organization; offers life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, disability income insurance, and bank products
4
Holiday Companies
4567 American Blvd. W
Bloomington, MN 55437
952-830-8700 • holidaystationstores.com
1928
Bloomington
$4,000,000,000
$3,900,000,000
2.56
3,800
5,200
Ronald Erickson/
Dave Letsche/
Brian Hooks
Provides wholesale and retail gasoline and convenience-store merchandise
5
Securian Financial Group, Inc.
400 Robert St. N
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-665-3500 • securian.com
1880
St. Paul
$3,520,000,000
$3,300,000,000
6.67
2,500
3,800
Robert Senkler/
Warren Zaccaro/
Multiple
Provides financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments, and retirement plans
6
The Schwan Food Company
115 W College Dr.
Marshall, MN 56258
507-532-3274 • theschwanfoodcompany.com
1952
Marshall
$3,000,000,000
$3,000,000,0002
0.00
Not provided
15,000
Greg Flack/
Dimitrios Smyrnios/
James Dollive/
Multiple
Manufactures and markets fine frozen foods through home delivery, retail grocery, and food-service channels
7
Rosen's Diversified, Inc.
1120 Lake Ave.; P.O. Box 933
Fairmont, MN 56031
507-238-6001 • rosensdiversifiedinc.com
1946
Fairmont
$2,460,000,0002
$2,660,000,0002
(7.52)
1,000
4,800
Thomas Rosen/
Robert Hovde/
Multiple
Agricultural holding company with interests in beef packing and further processing plants, pet food and treats, trucking, and agricultural chemicals
8
Mortenson Construction
700 Meadow Lane N
Golden Valley, MN 55422
763-522-2100 • mortenson.com
1954
Golden Valley
$2,331,000,000
$2,468,000,000
(5.55)
1,187
2,117
Tom Gunkel/
Sandy Sponem/
John Ohman
Provides pre-construction, construction, sustainable, and development services; market specialties include health care, higher education, hospitality, data centers, commercial office, renewable energies, sports venues, and federal, state, and municipal facilities
9
Prime Therapeutics, LLC
1305 Corporate Center Dr.
Eagan, MN 55121
612-777-4000 • primetherapeutics.com
1998
Eagan
$2,042,546,000
$1,802,822,000
13.30
1,501
2,889
Eric Elliott/
Jim DuCharme/
Michael Showalter
Provides pharmacy benefit management services to clients nationwide
10
Andersen Corporation
100 4th Ave. N
Bayport, MN 55003
651-264-5150 • andersenwindows.com
1903
Bayport
$2,000,000,000
$2,000,000,000
0.00
3,000
9,000
Jay Lund/
Phil Donaldson/
Sal Abbate
Manufactures numerous types of windows and patio doors
11
Michael Foods, Inc.
301 Carlson Pkwy., Ste. 400
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-258-4000 • michaelfoods.com
1987
Minnetonka
$1,856,000,000
$1,766,000,000
5.10
1,345
3,500
James Dwyer/
Mark Westphal/
Bob Johnson
Provides wholesale food and food ingredients; offerings include processed egg products, refrigerated potato products, and grocery products under brands such as Papetti's, Simply Potatoes, Crystal Farms, and AllWhites
12
APi Group Inc.
1100 Old Hwy. 8 NW
New Brighton , MN 55112
651-636-4320 • apigroupinc.com
1926
New Brighton
$1,800,000,000
$1,500,000,000
20.00
1,100
8,500
Russell Becker/
Gregory Keup/
Audrea Bellard
Provides oversight of 40 independent companies within the life safety, energy and industrial, and specialty construction industries.
13
Taylor Corporation
1725 Roe Crest Dr.
North Mankato, MN 56003
507-625-2828 • taylorcorp.com
1975
North Mankato
$1,550,000,000
$1,340,000,0002
15.67
4,251
10,072
Glen Taylor/
Tom Johnson/
Tommy Merickel
Company with print, communications, marketing, and technology solutions
14
Ceridian Corporation
3311 E Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55425
800-729-7655 • ceridian.com
1932
Bloomington
$1,507,000,000
$1,532,800,000
(1.68)
385
5,000
Stuart Harvey, Jr./
Lois Martin/
Alan Rottenberg
Business services company that offers a full range of human resource, benefits, and payment solutions; also specializes in payroll outsourcing, gift cards, and corporate expense management
15
Federated Mutual Insurance Company
121 E Park Sq.
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-5200 • federatedinsurance.com
1904
Owatonna
$1,420,000,000
$1,355,000,000
4.80
1,400
2,400
Jeffrey Fetters/
Paul Droher/
Jeffrey Mount
Provides multi-line insurance and risk management products and services to businesses within selected industries
16
Digi-Key Corporation
701 Brooks Ave. S
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-6674 • digikey.com
1972
Thief River Falls
$1,417,000,000
$1,536,000,000
(7.75)
2,640
2,647
Ronald Stordahl/
Mark Larson/
Tony Harris
Provides catalog distribution of electronic components
17
AgriBank
30 E. 7th ST
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-282-8800 • agribank.com
1916
St. Paul
$1,406,600,000
$1,519,010,000
(7.40)
200
200
Bill York/
Brian O'Keane/
Kirstin Grantham
One of four banks within the U.S. Farm Credit System; oversees agricultural lending and business services for a 15-state network of local associations
18
Northern Tool + Equipment
2800 Southcross Dr. W
Burnsville, MN 55306
952-894-9510 • northerntool.com
1980
Burnsville
$1,400,000,000
$925,000,000
51.35
1,600
3,300
Chuck Albrecht/
Tom Erickson/
Wade Mattson
Supplies high-quality tools and equipment; sells products through direct mail, the Internet, and almost 80 retail locations in 16 states
19
Coborn's, Inc.
1445 E Hwy. 23
St. Cloud, MN 56304
320-252-4222 • cobornsinc.com
1921
St. Cloud
$1,300,000,000
$1,200,000,000
8.33
5,900
6,900
Chris Coborn/
Pam Osborn/
Dennis Host
Operates 47 stores under the Coborn's, Cash Wise Foods, Save-A-Lot, and Mike's Super Valu banners; CobornsDelivers online grocery ordering and home delivery service; stand-alone convenience, liquor, video, and pharmacy stores; a central bakery, dry cleaning facility, and grocery distribution center
19
Gander Mountain Company
180 E 5th St., Ste. 1300
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-325-4300 • gandermtn.com
1960
St. Paul
$1,300,000,0003
$1,090,000,0003
19.27
850
5,800
David Pratt/
Robert Vold/
Steven Uline
Operates the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine, and outdoor lifestyle products and services
21
Davisco Foods International, Inc.
719 N Main St.
Le Sueur, MN 56058
507-665-8811 • daviscofoods.com
1943
Le Sueur
$1,200,000,000
$1,093,000,000
9.79
650
1,000
Jon Davis/
Melanie Grund/
James Ward/
Polly Olson
Family-owned international cheese and food ingredient company; processes about 450 million gallons of milk each year, which is used to make approximately 400 million pounds of cheese and 200 million pounds of whey products annually
22
Buffets, Inc.
1020 Discovery Road, Ste. 100
Eagan, MN 55121
651-994-8608 • buffet.com
1983
Eagan
$1,000,000,0002
$1,159,700,0002
(13.77)
865
17,358
Anthony Wedo/
Keith Kravcik/
Jason Abelkop
Operates 350 restaurants in 35 states that focus on traditional home cooking; restaurant brands include Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Ryan's, and Fire Mountain
22
Lifetouch, Inc.
11000 Viking Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-826-4000 • lifetouch.com
1936
Eden Prairie
$1,000,000,0004
$1,000,000,0004
0.00
1,900
22,000
Paul Harmel/
John McCormick/
None
Provides professional portraits for schools, houses of worship, and the retail market; publishes yearbooks
22
Ziegler, Inc.
901 W 94th St.
Bloomington, MN 55420
952-888-4121 • zieglercat.com
1914
Bloomington
$1,000,000,000
$800,000,000
25.00
Not provided
Not provided
William Hoeft/
Mark Allen/
Not provided
Sells, rents, and provides product support services for new and used Caterpillar construction, mining, and paving equipment; generators and trucks; Challenger, Lexion, and other agricultural equipment
25
Merrill Corporation
1 Merrill Cir.
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-646-4501 • merrillcorp.com
1968
St. Paul
$851,546,000
$782,604,000
8.81
1,400
5,100
John Castro/
Robert Nazarian/
John Lundgren
Provides printing and publishing services and outsourced solutions for complex business communication and information management

1 For the fiscal year completed prior to July 2013, or the latest period for which a figure was available
2 Represents a reliable third-party estimate; sources include Forbes and Dun & Bradstreet
3 Represents an estimate from Twin Cities Business
4 Represents a reliable third-party estimate; sources include Forbes and Dun & Bradstreet