Western Sugar investing for the future

Western Sugar Cooperative is undergoing a major facelift. The grower owned cooperative investing $110 million into improving it's facilities for the long-term future of the cooperative. With strong sugar prices, two and half years ago the board of directors set out a strategic plan for the future of the sugar company.

President and CEO Inder Mathur says one of top priorities was improving the infrastructure at all five of the cooperative's sugar factories.

With improving the efficiency and productivity of the cooperative's five sugar factories, With this goals, western sugar has also hired more employees to carry out this goal. Today, Western Sugar employes nearly 600 full time employees, plus more than 12 hundred season employees. Those figures do not include the hundreds of workers that contract work with Western Sugar like rehaul drivers and piler employees.

Mathur says Western Sugar's long term reinvestment project will be completed by next year.

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