American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative specializing in the production of sugar and related agri-products. With more than 250 employees, its factory in Cookston, Minn., processes more than 1.5 million tons of beet slices and 4.5 million hundred weight of sugar per year. The company utilizes innovative farming practices, low-cost production methods and sales and marketing leadership to produce approximately 15 percent of America s sugar. United Sugars Corporation markets American Crystal Sugar to retail and industrial customers throughout the nation, and Midwest Agri-Commodities Company globally markets products such as sugarbeet pulp and molasses. In addition to its headquarters in Moorhead, Minn., American Crystal Sugar Company operates facilities in East Grand Forks, Minn., and Drayton and Hillsboro, N.D.