America has trusted healthy Hodgson Mill products for generations. Our story stretches back to the early days after the American Revolution and Westward Expansion. Traditional products, made the traditional way.
“Our mission is to responsibly provide safe, authentic ingredients inspiring consumer creativity.”
Hodgson Mill is a family-owned business based in Effingham IL. The company has grown from a local business into a national leader in whole grain products with more than 140 employees. Owners Bob and Cathy Goldstein are still committed to maintaining the close-knit, family business values that have made the company a success.
Bob and Cathy came by milling naturally. Bob was raised on a local farm in Effingham, Illinois, where the company headquarters and production facilities are located, and his wife Cathy’s family has been milling grains for five generations. Cathy attended the University of Illinois to study Agricultural Economics.
Bob’s journey into the world of grain milling started from the ground up. He worked his way up from a laborer, to a manager and supervisor, and now to owner and President. His hands-on expertise has been honed by his trips to Switzerland and England to learn from millers with hundreds of years of tradition and experience. Bob has also journeyed through Italy learning pasta manufacturing in the country where pasta was perfected.
"I'm a gatherer of information," he says, “but I also gather great people for our team who have specific expertise in many different areas of milling and manufacturing.” Today Cathy and Bob are the proud parents of six children, and the family is active in the local community. The company continues to grow and reflect their values; for instance, several family members eat gluten free for health reasons, and Hodgson Mill has expanded and become a leader in high quality gluten free cereals and baking mixes. Several of their children, including daughters Erin and Carrie and son Andrew, have joined the Hodgson Mill Team.