Western Sugar has a century old tradition of sugar production. Founded in the early 20th Century by Charles Boettcher, the Great Western Sugar Company pioneered the sugar beet industry in Northern Colorado. It built its first sugar mill in 1901 and acquired several additional facilities in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
Today, Western Sugar has annual sales totaling over $350 million and produces 10 million cwts (hundred weights of sugar). Over 1,000 employees in four states and 850 growers make the company a successful economic engine in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.