History of Wyoming Sugar Company

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 

The 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.

2018

In February of 2018 Wyoming Sugar became a member of the United Sugars Corporation, a national marketing cooperative comprised of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, U.S. Sugar, and American Crystal Sugar Company. Then on September 1, 2018 Wyoming Sugar converted from a Limited Liability Company to a Grower owned Cooperative.

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