• Michigan Sugar Company

    Michigan Sugar Company


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    Michigan Sugar Company was founded in 1906 when six smaller sugar companies merged their operations. In 2002, Michigan Sugar Company became a grower-owned cooperative and in 2004, it merged with Monitor Sugar Company to form the company that exists today.

    Michigan Sugar Company is headquartered in Bay City and has sugarbeet processing facilities in Bay City, Caro, Croswell and Sebewaing, Michigan. The company's nearly 900 grower-owners plant and harvest up to 160,000 acres of sugarbeets each year in 20 Michigan counties, as well as Ontario, Canada. Those beets are sliced at the factories and turned into about 1.3 billion pounds of sugar annually. The sugar is sold to industrial, commercial and retail customers under the Pioneer and Big Chief brands.

    Michigan Sugar Company has 930 year-round employees and an additional 1,100 seasonal workers. It is the No. 1 employer in Huron County, the No. 2 employer in Bay and Sanilac counties and the No. 3 employer in Tuscola County. The company's annual payroll is more than $65 million and itsannual local economic impact is about $500 million.

    Michigan Sugar Company is the third largest of nine sugarbeet processing companies in the United States and Michigan is one of 11 states where sugarbeets are grown in the country.

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    Michigan Sugar Company headquarters at 122 Uptown Drive, Bay City, MI 48708.
    Michigan Sugar Company's Bay City factory, 2600 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI 48706
    Michigan Sugar Company's Caro factory, 819 Peninsular St., Caro, MI 48723
    Michigan Sugar Company's Croswell factory, 159 South Howard St., Croswell, MI 48422
    Michigan Sugar Company's Sebewaing factory, 947 Pine St., Sebewaing, MI 48759
    Michigan Sugar Company's Carrollton Township warehouse, 341 Sugar St., Carrollton, MI 48724
    Michigan Sugar Company's Fremont, Ohio, warehouse, 1101 N. Front St., Fremont, OH 43420
    Michigan Sugar Company's Findlay, Ohio, warehouse,  1343 Greenwood St., Findlay, OH 45840
    Michigan Sugar Company's Bay City Milling warehouse, 715 McGraw St., Bay City, MI 48706
    Michigan Sugar Company's Agriculture Research Center, 1459 S. Valley Center Drive, Bay City, MI 48706
    Michigan Sugar Company operates 11 piling grounds - 10 in Michigan and one in Ontario, Canada.
    Michigan Sugar Company's nearly 900 grower-owners annually plant and harvest up to 160,000 acres of sugarbeets in 20 Michigan counties and Ontario, Canada.