Located on the north side of downtown, it is cut off from the rest of the downtown area by I-380. The west side of the site is alongside Cedar River. On the north and east sides, the site is bounded by Cedar Lake, train yards and other industrial sites.

The Plant is served by the Union Pacific Railroad which connects the Plant to Grain Elevators around the state, there is also a Canadian National line that terminates at the plant, but there is no connection to CN’s network.

The facility employs 740 people and produces such products as Cap’n Crunch, Life, Quaker Oats Squares, Pearl Milling Company pancake mix and syrup, Instant Quaker Oatmeal, Standard Quaker Oats and others.

In 1873, three families started an oats milling operation originally called the North Star Mill. In 1888 seven of the largest American oat millers united to form the American Cereal Company. In 1901 The American Cereal changed its name to The Quaker Oats Company.

According to en.wikipedia.org; Source of photos: internet