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History of the Sugar Industry, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia. (Links Added)
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David Eccles joined with C.W. Nibley and others to build factories in Ogden (1898), Logan (1901), and Lewiston (1905). These and other factories outside the state were combined in 1915 as the Amalgamated Sugar Company. The LDS Church and its associates built a factory in Garland in 1903, as well as others in Idaho to form the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company in 1907.

The American Sugar Refining Company, under the leadership of Henry Havemeyer, purchased a controlling interest in all of these factories in 1902. The advantages of this arrangement were that it returned capital to local investors, left the management of the companies in the hands of local people, and promised that Havemeyer and his associates would put up half the money on new factories. Havemeyer also furnished "three wise men" from the East--a chemist, an engineer, and an agronomist--to serve as technical advisors. This deal made possible the erection of factories in Garland and Lewiston. Later factories were built either by Utah-Idaho and/or local interests: in Elsinore (1911), Payson (1913), Layton (1915), West Jordan (1916), Brigham City (1916), Moroni (1917), Delta (1917), Mapleton (1918), Gunnison (1918), and Honeyville (1920). Most of these factories employed Lehi "alumni" to pass on the benefit of their expertise.


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