United States Sugar Corp., a Florida company that markets sugar cooperatively with Red River Valley sugarbeet growers through United Sugars, wants to purchase Imperial Sugar Co. The U.S. Department of Justice was suing to block the purchase.
John Riskey, president of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers union Local 167G, confirmed on Wednesday, Sept. 14, that employees had approved a tentative agreement reached last week between union representatives and American Crystal.
American Crystal Sugar Co. has reached a tentative four-year collective bargaining agreement with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers union after a previous offer failed to gain approval.
During the early dig, the company, based in Bay City, Michigan, will harvest about 25% of its total acreage of slightly less than 150,000 acres, said Elizabeth Taylor, Michigan Sugar Co. agricultural relations and communications manager.
Dr. Richard A. McGinnis and his friend James H. Fischer wanted to create a school to teach the fundamentals of sugarbeet factory equipment, processes and operations, as well as the latest technology and scientific knowledge. Their idea now is in its 50th year of educating students on sugarbeet processing.
Paul Fry formally began work as Renville-based Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Co-op president and CEO on July 12, 2022. Michigan Sugar Co.’s board of directors has hired a national firm to conduct a search for a new president and CEO to replace Mark Flegenheimer, who announced in early July his plans to retire after a 40-year career in the sugar industry.