US Sugar Corporation

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US Sugar Corporation
legal form
founding 1931
Seat Clewiston , Florida ,United StatesUnited States
management Robert H. Buker, Jr.
Number of employees 1,700
Branch Sugar, agriculture

Freight train carrying sugar cane on the South Central Florida Express

The US Sugar Corporation is an American agricultural company based in Clewiston , Florida . The main activity is the cultivation of sugar cane , but juice oranges and grain maize are also grown. 800,000 tons of sugar are produced annually (10% of US production).

The company was founded in 1931 by Charles Stewart Mott, an entrepreneur who helped found General Motors .

The South Central Florida Express railway company is operated for the transport of sugar cane .

The US Sugar Corporation owns ecologically valuable land around Lake Okeechobee . However, a purchase of land for rewetting by the public sector that had been planned for several years did not materialize.

Individual evidence

  1. a b History
  2. Leadership
  3. Careers
  4. ^ Southern Garden Citrus
  5. ^ Sugarcane
  6. ^ A b Alan Farago Writer: Charity That Begins at Home, Wrecks the Home: US Sugar Corporation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. In: The Huffington Post . February 29, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016 .
  7. ^ Railroad
  8. ^ Water district rejects buying sugar land for Everglades restoration. In: South Florida Sun-Sentinel . May 14, 2015, accessed May 14, 2015 .