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American Crystal Sugar

CDI was engaged by American Crystal Sugar in 2014 to evaluate track conditions and make recommendations for repair at each of five sugar processing plants in several Minnesota locations: Moorhead, Crookston, and East Grand Forks.  Locations in Hillsboro and Drayton, North Dakota. 

Following the initial evaluation, CDI was asked to develop a five-year maintenance and improvement plan for each plant using a fixed annual budget. Each plan was custom designed for the specific plant to improve track conditions and prevent downtime due to derailments.  This plan was implemented by CDI and railroad work has been completed every year to improve reliability and functionality of the rail systems.  As of 2018, there were no derailments attributable to rail conditions in the past year.  Plan implementation included annual creation of bidding documents that obtain competitive bids for work at each plant, coordination with each plant to schedule work, on-site construction inspection and documentation.  CDI continues to administer and review all plan implementation documents.

For more information, visit: www.crystalsugar.com.


Project Facts

American Crystal Sugar

Various Locations

$5 million