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Worland, U.S.
Sunday, July 22, 2018

History of Wyoming Sugar Company, LLC

1903 – C.F. Robertson traveled to Worland area to complete a survey for the Hanover Canal.
1905 J.W. Pulliam planted 600 acres of sugar beets and grain as a pilot project (1st time sugar beets planted in the Big Horn Basin.)
1906   Railroad came to Worland
By 1909 – growers in area were under contract to grow sugar beets, which were then sent by rail to Billings, Montana for processing.
1916 – the Wyoming Sugar Company of Ogden, Utah, announced plans to construct a beet sugar factory in Worland. 4,000 acres were contracted and the $1,000,000 factory was completed in one year to process the first crop in 1917.
1925 – Holly Sugar Corporation acquired the Worland Factory
1988 – Holly Sugar was acquired by Imperial Sugar.
2002 – local investors comprised of growers, local business, employees and citizens purchased the Worland Factory from Imperial Sugar.
By 2009 – all non-grower investors had been bought out of the Company receiving their initial investment plus a return and the Company became 100% Grower Owned.

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