Traill County Economic
102 1st St. SW
PO Box 856
Hillsboro, North Dakota 58045
American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative specializing in the production of sugar and related agri-products.
American Crystal is owned by nearly 2,800 shareholders who raise approximately 420,000 acres of sugarbeets in the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota. An additional 25,000 acres were contracted in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. As the largest beet sugar producer in the United States, the company utilizes innovative farming practices, low-cost production methods, and sales and marketing leadership to produce and sell about 14 percent of America’s finest quality sugar. American Crystal operates sugar factories in Crookston, East Grand Forks, and Moorhead, Minnesota; Drayton and Hillsboro, North Dakota; and in Sidney, Montana, under the name Sidney Sugars Incorporated. The company’s technical services center and corporate headquarters are also located in Moorhead.
Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United Sugars Corporation markets American Crystal’s sugar to retail and industrial customers throughout the nation. Midwest Agri-Commodities Company, based in San Rafael, California, globally markets American Crystal’s agri-products such as sugarbeet pulp, molasses, CS B, and betaine.
The factory for Hillsboro was built in 1973 and is located just North of Hillsboro on Highway 81. In 1997 a factory expanded to include a new diffuser, carb and water treatment, and in 1998 a molasses desugarization plant was added. The Hillsboro factory has approximately 70,757 acres planted with approximately 1,402,421 tons of beets produced each year. The packaging facility packages under 24 different labels.