Major Employers and Career Opportunities

  • Alliance Pipeline
    • Product/Service: Natural Gas
    • Number of Employees: 6

Alliance Pipeline transports high-energy, rich natural gas from northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta, running underground through Saskatchewan, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and terminating in Illinois, the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Alliance delivers more than 1.6 billion cubic feet per day of rich, high-energy natural gas to the Chicago market. The Valley City office serves as the field office for all of North Dakota. Their team members monitor Alliance’s five monitoring stations at Bantry, Hankinson, Sherwood, Tioga and Wimbledon.

  • Ashtabula Wind / Next Era Energy
    • Product/Service: Energy
    • Number of Employees: 30

NextEra energy is the largest wind generator in North America. The two locations in Barnes County, Ashtabula Wind I and III, have 138 wind turbines which produce a total of 210.9 megawatts of generating capacity. The 3 Ashtabula Wind sites in North Dakota produce enough energy to power approximately 99,000 homes.

  • Barnes County Courthouse
    • Product/Service: Government
    • Number of Employees: 130

Barnes County is the local government entity that provides services and programs for the citizens of Barnes County. These include City County Health, Social Services, Veteran Services, 24 hour law enforcement and emergency services, correctional facility, 911 dispatching and emergency management.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Product/Service: Customer Service Center
    • Number of Employees: 14

Blue Cross Blue Shield operates a customer service center in Valley City employing 14 people at the center and four who telecommute. The highly trained consultants assist with medical information, claims and processing.

  • CHI Mercy Health
    • Product/Service: Health Care
    • Number of Employees: 123

The mission of CHI Mercy Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy, and viability in the 21st century and moving towards the creation of healthier communities. As part of Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI Mercy Hospital embraces the core values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence.

  • City of Valley City
    • Product/Service: Government
    • Number of Employees: 57

Valley City, the county seat of Barnes County, has a population of about 6,500 and is the 12th largest city in North Dakota. Public services include municipal power and utilities, law enforcement, fire protection, planning and zoning, etc.

  • Dakota Plains Cooperative
    • Product/Service: Agronomy
    • Number of Employees: 45

Dakota Plains Cooperative is a full service farm cooperative and farm inputs. Valley City serves as the company’s main station, with seven other convenience stores located in and near proximity of Barnes County.

  • Drug Plastics & Glass
    • Product/Service: Plastic Bottles
    • Number of Employees: 56

Drug Plastics and Glass is a plastic bottle manufacturer located in a 48,000 sq. ft. facility in Valley City. The company celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013 and currently operates eight manufacturing plants across the United States.

  • Eagle Creek Software Services
    • Product/Service: CRM Software Services
    • Number of Employees: 57

With over 300 software development and technical service consultants, Eagle Creek Software Services is an Oracle partner and the largest U.S. based systems integration company providing consulting and technical services within Oracle CRM, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing and high level Corporate Software Development. The company is located in a new two-story, 20,000 sq. ft. Class A technology building constructed in 2011.

  • Essentia Health
    • Product/Service: Health Care
    • Number of Employees: 11

Essentia Health is called to make a healthy difference in people's lives by providing exceptional and innovative healthcare through physician-led partnerships with patients, co-workers, and communities.

  • HFI (Healthy Food Ingredients)
    • Product/Service: Food Manufacturing
    • Number of Employees: 70

HFI is a food manufacturing facility that mills and routes its flax seed products in bulk fulfillment to customers worldwide.

  • FEI, Inc.
    • Product/Service: Fertilizer Equipment & Service Center
    • Number of Employees: 24

FEI is a wholesale supplier for parts and equipment to the fertilizer and propane industries. The company’s corporate office is located in Valley City with additional branch locations in Billings, MO and Yakima, WA. These three facilities serve customers in 20 states and four Canadian provinces.

  • John Deere Seeding Group Valley City
    • Product/Service: Air Seeders and Tillage Equipment
    • Number of Employees: 275

As the world's leading manufacturer of farm equipment, John Deere established its air seeding manufacturing facility in Valley City in 1995. With its current $20 Million expansion, the factory increased its floor space by an additional 100,000 sq. ft, bringing the building to over 325,000 sq. ft.

  • KLJ
    • Product/Service: Engineering
    • Number of Employees: 36

KLJ is a growing, progressive, consulting engineering firm and has been among the top 500 professional design engineering companies in the United States for the past ten years. It has also ranked among the top 100 pure designers and top 20 design firms in telecommunications (#16 in 2013). KLJ recruits civil engineers, surveyors, as well as CADD and engineering technicians. KLJ provides engineering services to the City of Valley City and Barnes County.

  • LafargeHolcim
    • Product/Service: Cement
    • Number of Employees: 70

Lafarge is the second largest cement and cement related products producer in the world. Their products are used in residential, commercial, and public works construction projects.

  • Malach USA
    • Product/Service: Metal Fabrication & Laser Cutting
    • Number of Employees: 36

Malach USA is a manufacturer and preferred supplier of sheet metal products and supply chain solutions to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and construction markets in the Midwest.

  • Open Door Center
    • Product/Service: Special needs care
    • Number of Employees: 350

Open Door Center provides services to individuals with disabilities including children and adults with developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness and people with traumatic brain injury.

  • Sanford Clinic Valley City
    • Product/Service: Health Care
    • Number of Employees: 42

Sanford’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of the people served. Sanford reaches out to meet the broad health needs of communities, to identify those beyond basic health care and respond aiming for a positive, life-enhancing difference in the community. For career opportunities including nursing, physician and support staff positions, please visit or call 701-845-6000.

  • Sheyenne Care Center
    • Product/Service: Health Care
    • Number of Employees: 250

A provider of long term care services, Sheyenne Care Center approaches care with respect to residents, families, and staff needs. Sheyenne Care Center is committed to providing quality of life options for its residents.

  • Tri W-G Inc.
    • Product/Service: Therapeutic Equipment
    • Number of Employees: 15

Tri W-G manufactures therapeutic equipment, tables, and parallel bars sold to hospitals and clinics across the United States. The company also specializes in bariatric rehab equipment with weight capacities of 1000 lbs. Tri W-G products carry the American Mark of Safety Safety-UL® Classified 60601-1 safety label.

  • Valley City Public Schools
    • Product/Service: Education
    • Number of Employees: 130

Valley City Public Schools include Jefferson Elementary School (grades pre -3), Washington Elementary School (grades 4-6), Valley City Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12), and Valley City Career and Technology Center (junior and senior classmen).

  • Valley City State University
    • Product/Service: Education
    • Number of Employees: 372

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best College" 23 years in a row, VCSU has reached record enrollment for the 6th year in a row. Students can choose from over 80 undergraduate programs in Business, Communication Arts, Social Science, Education, Psychology, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Kinesiology and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics and Science, plus a fully online Master of Education degree program.  VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Quick Contact

Valley City - Barnes County Development Corporation
250 West Main Street
Valley City ND 58702

Phone: 701-840-7820
Fax: 701-845-1892

We are seeking technology companies looking to grow!

Space is available in the Regional Technology Center and we have a technology rich workforce. Valley City State University implemented a new undergraduate Software Engineering major, that elevates our position as a community in which technology companies can grow and thrive.



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