About Us

A family history of quality and care in food processing

A Brief History

Our company began in 1980 with the experience and vision of Norm Arns Sr. Highly educated in particle size reduction equipment and processing systems, Norm and his son Norm Jr. started out with one building and one mill. After a couple years of working with a variety of industrial materials, the company eventually narrowed its focus to processing mainly food ingredients.

Norm Jr. would become CEO in 1994 and continue to lead Particle Control through its growing stages. Over the next decade Particle Control would expand to a total of 33,000 sq ft.

Norm senior's youngest son, Bill, has been involved in the business since 1984. Bill has worked in all positions throughout the company and eventually took over full ownership in 2007.

In recent years, the family tradition continues with Bill's sons Jerry and Keith contributing to operations at PCI.

Our plant currently includes 5 separate processing areas, and is located in Albertville, MN, 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

Norm Arns - Founder of PCI
Norm Arns Sr., founder of Particle Control
Norm Arns Jr, second generation owner of PCI
Norm Arns Jr., 2nd generation owner of Particle Control