Making Life Sweeter Since 1906

OUR STORY – Founded in 1906, Michigan Sugar Company is headquartered in Bay City, Michigan, and has sugarbeet processing facilities in Bay City, Caro, Croswell and Sebewaing, Michigan. Additionally, Michigan Sugar has warehouse facilities in Bay City, Bridgeport, and Carrollton, Michigan, as well as Fremont and Findlay, Ohio; a production facility in Toledo, Ohio; and 10 sugarbeet piling stations in Michigan and Ontario.

Michigan Sugar’s 865 grower-owners plant and harvest about 140,000 acres of sugarbeets each year in about 20 Michigan counties, as well as Ontario, Canada. Those beets are sliced at the company’s factories and turned into about 1.2 billion pounds of sugar annually.

The sugar is sold to industrial, commercial and retail customers under the Pioneer Sugar brand.

Michigan Sugar Company has 1,000 year-round employees and an additional 1,100 seasonal workers. The company’s annual direct economic impact is about $600 million.

Michigan Sugar Company is the third largest of eight 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 has been producing and providing quality sugar products to customers for nearly 120 years under the Pioneer® Sugar brand. From granulated and powdered sugars to liquid and brown sugars, we are proud of every product that leaves our facilities. Whether it is retail, food service, industrial, or co-products, Michigan Sugar Company has a product for you.

Granulated Sugar

Brown Sugar

Powdered Sugar

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Tradition. Pride. Excellence.

Are you ready to plant your career in a place where words like these serve as the foundation for doing business every day?

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Our community involvement program is based on the philosophy of operating regionally and giving back locally. We are focused on fostering and deepening our community partnerships because we know they are critical to our future. These relationships ensure we grow responsibly, and help us build stronger communities together.

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Pounds of sugar donated annually.


Scholarships awarded each year.


Bay City community gardens.


Community events sponsored.

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Did you know? A teaspoon of sugar has 15 calories.
Learn more at The Sugar Association’s website at Sugar.org


Michigan Sugar Company is proud to produce many Vegan Certified products. We produce sugar in allergen-free facilities without the use of bone char.  Learn more about these and other food safety topics by downloading the documents below.

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