Our
History

Amalgamated Sugar has over a century of heritage that has led us into a bright future

1897

The Ogden Sugar Company is incorporated in Ogden, Utah with a plant built the following year.

1897
1897
1901

The Logan Sugar Company is founded.

1901
1901
1902

Ogden Sugar and Logan Sugar consolidate to form The Amalgamated Sugar Company. Four days later, Amalgamated Sugar acquires the Oregon Sugar Company.

1902
1902
1916

Amalgamated Sugar constructs a new factory in Twin Falls, Idaho. This facility is the oldest of our factories still in operation today.

1916
1916
1917

Another factory is built in Paul, Idaho and begins operation. This factory is known as the Mini-Cassia factory, and is still in operation today.

1917
1917
1918

Amalgamated boasts production at eight factories – 5 in Utah and 3 in Idaho – with a combined capacity of 5,100 tons of sugarbeets a year. Utah (Ogden, Logan, Lewiston, Brigham City, Smithfield) and Idaho (Burley, Twin Falls, Paul)

1918
1918
1934

Amalgamated Sugar acquires the White Satin trademark to use for marketing.

1934
1934
1936

The first issue of The Sugarbeet, a Company agronomic and industry news publication is published after being discontinued during the Great Depression. The magazine is still in publication today. 

1936
1936
1938

The Nyssa, Oregon factory is built.

1938
1938
1939

Amalgamated Sugar starts manufacturing and selling its first feed products to sheep and cattle farms in the Twin Falls and Nyssa areas.

1939
1939
1940

Amalgamated Sugar erects a large illuminated sign in Portland, Oregon featuring the words “White Satin Sugar”. The sign still stands today, though it no longer displays White Satin Sugar.

1940
1940
1942

The Nampa, Idaho factory is built and begins operations.

1942
1942
1950

A distribution and liquid sugar facility is built in Portland, Oregon in order to better service the Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington markets. This facility is still in operation today.

1950
1950
1954

A beet seed development laboratory is built next to the factory in Nyssa, Oregon.

1954
1954
1990

Amalgamated Sugar is recognized as the second largest sugar beet refiner in the United States.

1990
1990
1997

Sugarbeet growers come together to form the Snake River Sugar Company (a cooperative) to buy and operate Amalgamated Sugar.

1997
1997
2008

Amalgamated Research Inc. (ARi) is purchased to continue research efforts for equipment and machinery used in the sugar production process.

2008
2008
2011

Amalgamated Sugar begins to market and sell sugar through National Sugar Marketing.

2011
2011
2021

Snake River Sugar Company and The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC combine to create one grower-owned cooperative, now called Amalgamated Sugar Company.

2021
2021
2022

Today, the Twin Falls, Paul, and Nampa factories remain in operation, producing a total of up to 2.2 billion pounds of sugar each year.

2022
2022
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