These elevators have a storage capacity of from 100,000 to 2,500,000 bushels.
There is valuable water-power, and the city has grain elevators and various manufactures.
It is a large railway centre, and the number and size of the grain elevators are noticeable.
Albert Lea is a railway and manufacturing centre of considerable importance, has grain elevators and foundries and machine shops, and manufactures bricks, tiles, carriages, wagons, flour, corsets, refrigerators and woollen goods.
In the year ending 30th September 1909, the number of persons received into the "elevators" or factories was reported as 6425, of women and girls received into rescue homes as 2559.