Wyoming Sugar Joins United Sugars

Published online: Feb 13, 2018 News Ron Sterk

Source: Food Business News

The Wyoming Sugar Company, LLC in Worland, Wyo., and United Sugars Corp. in Edina, Minn., have entered into a marketing agreement under which United Sugars will sell Wyoming Sugar’s products.

“We are excited to join a first-rate organization like United Sugars,” says Michael Greear, president and CEO of Wyoming Sugar Co. “Their emphasis on developing long-term relationships and commitment to innovation and efficiency is a great fit with Wyoming Sugar Co.”

Wyoming Sugar is cooperatively owned by growers in Washakie, Big Horn and Fremont counties of Wyoming and operates one beet sugar factory in Worland that has bulk sugar capacity and value-added 50-pound and super-sacking lines. The company has processed sugarbeets from the southern Bighorn Basin and Fremont County for more than 100 years.

“Wyoming Sugar will enhance United Sugars’ ability to serve our customers’ sugar supply needs and open new geographies, enhancing United Sugars’ position as a national supplier,” says Dennis Butenhoff, chairman of United Sugars.

United Sugars says the addition of Wyoming Sugar will allow United Sugars to open additional markets in the West.

United Sugars is the largest seller of sugar to industrial customers in the U.S., marketing sugar to major food and beverage manufacturers and food retailers nationwide through an extensive network of production and distribution facilities. It is a cooperative association of American Crystal Sugar Co. (beet sugar), Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (beet sugar), United States Sugar Corp. (cane sugar in Clewiston, Fla.) and now the Wyoming Sugar Co. (beet sugar).