Marshall Independent: Company offers look inside new Balaton reef training center

EXCERPT: “Marshall High School graduate Taylor Greve held up a small jar in front of small crowd of people that formed around him inside the Balaton Bay Reef Training and Innovation Center. ‘This is the finished product of the hatchery,’ Greve said. He was speaking to about 20 people that were part of one of dozens of groups that took the tour after the commissioning ceremony of the bay reef. The jar contained post-larvae shrimp that will eventually be heading into tidal basins that are also inside the center. The construction of the towering building built by Ralco’s tru Shrimp was recently completed which led to Wednesday’s ceremony. Besides Greve, the center employs 29 workers, 10 of which were recently hired. ‘What an exciting moment,’ tru Shrimp Board Chairman Brian Knochenmus said to a crowd of more than 200 people outside the towering building that houses the tidal basins and other parts of the research and training center. Technology that will be used in the center will eventually be utilized at a much larger production bay reef that will eventually be built in Luverne. That facility will include a 42,000 square-foot hatchery.” FULLSTORY: