Several joint ventures benefit our company’s efforts to expand service to valued customers within core businesses.
United Sugars Corporation
In 1993, American Crystal Sugar Company and Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, North Dakota, pooled marketing resources to form United Sugars Corporation. In 1997, United States Sugar Corporation, a sugar producer in Clewiston, Florida, became the fourth partner in the nation's largest sugar marketing organization. With headquarters in Edina, Minnesota, United Sugars' customers are world leaders in the candy, baking, cereal, dairy, and beverage industries.
Midwest Agri-Commodities is a agri-product marketing cooperative owned jointly by American Crystal Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, and Michigan Sugar Company. Located in San Rafael, California, Midwest Agri-Commodities globally markets sugarbeet pulp pellets, molasses, and other specialty commodities.
Sidney Sugars Incorporated
Sidney Sugars Incorporated operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of American Crystal Sugar Company. The Sidney, Montana, sugarbeet factory was acquired in 2003 as part of a multi-factory transaction with Imperial Sugar Company. Sidney Sugars contracts about 40,000 acres of sugarbeets into the factory and markets its products through United Sugars and Midwest Agri-Commodities.
ProGold is a corn wet-milling plant located in Wahpeton, North Dakota. The plant produces high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener used in the soft drink and food manufacturing industries. American Crystal Sugar Company has a 51 percent ownership interest in ProGold Limited Liability Company.