Michigan Sugar Company has facilities in Bay City, Caro, Croswell and Sebewaing, and three distribution centers in Michigan and Ohio. Michigan Sugar Company employs nearly 750 people, year-round, and an additional 1,300 during peak processing season.
Want to know what it’s like to work for Michigan Sugar Company? What better way to do so than to hear from our employees. From factory and packaging and warehouse workers to agriculturalists to researchers and those in our corporate office, we hope their words give you a better understanding of who we are. Below is a selection of current employees and a link to all the employee testimonials.
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Maintenance Crew Leader at Sebewaing factory
Scott has worked for Michigan Sugar Company since 2005, starting as a sugar end operator and later working as a silo attendant and mechanic. He is the son of Harold Weisenbach, who has worked at Michigan Sugar for 43 years. Scott said his job allows him to maintain a quality work-life balance so he has ample time to be with his wife Amanda and their two children. He noted the company’s apprenticeship program as one of its strengths.
“Michigan Sugar Company wants people to reach their potential – as high up as your ability will take you. You can see the progression.”
Sugar Specialist at Bay City factory
Sheila says Michigan Sugar Company has had a positive impact on her life, so much so that she frequently recommends others seek employment with the company. Sheila began her career with Michigan Sugar in 1998 as a senior product handler and went on to become a line operator before assuming her current role. She noted a positive relationship with her supervisor and her co-workers, as well as the opportunity to continually learn new things.
“This is where you have the chance to grow. It’s what you make of it. You do your job and good things will come from it.”
Cleaner at Sebewaing factory
Joe planted his career with Michigan Sugar Company in 2013, working as a flumer. Today, he is responsible for helping to keep the Sebewaing factory clean. Joe and his wife Loraine moved with their two children from Bay City to Sebewaing and Joe said he hopes to continue working for Michigan Sugar until he retires.
“I like many things about working here – the environment, the people and the opportunity to advance if you want to. Hard work and quality work is rewarded here. The supervisors are out on the floor quite a bit and will tell you when you’ve done a good job.”
Warehouse Manager at Caro factory
Nicole planted her career with Michigan Sugar Company in 2008, working as a general sugar packer at the Bay City factory. She later worked as a shift supervisor at the Sebewaing factory before moving to the Caro factory in 2016. She said a common thread ties all of the company’s locations together. “One thing that carries through at all locations is how much the employees become a family,” she said. “The theme of ‘everybody wants to do … the best job they can’ really resonates throughout the whole company.” Nicole’s parents both grew up on farms where sugarbeets were grown. She remembers riding in the beet trucks and working in the fields and says those memories are constantly rekindled. “I really get that same level of excitement every day when I pull up to the gate here,” she said.
“The people who work here have developed friendships that go way beyond working together. We’re talking about second- and third-generation friendships in some cases. Their dads were friends, their grandpas were friends and now they’re friends. That’s why you see people work here for 30 to 40 years.”