Amalgamated Sugar Co LLC


Snake River Sugar owns the Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC, a grower owned Cooperative, headquartered in Boise, Idaho with processing plants in Paul, Twin Falls, and Nampa, Idaho.  Additionally, Amalgamated owns or leases warehouses and bulk transfer stations at strategic locations from the Midwest to the West Coast.
Before the acquiring, Amalgamated was the second largest United States refiner and processor of sugar from sugarbeets. Amalgamated runs four sugar processing facilities in Idaho and Oregon and owns three distribution and six storage facilities. These production facilities produce approximately 1.5 billion to 1.6 billion pounds of sugar annually.
Amalgamated recruits approximately 1300 persons on a year-round basis and has approximately 1300 additional seasonal employees during the sugarbeet processing plant.
Common table sugar is the chemical compound sucrose and it is a white, crystalline solid that is freely soluble in water. Sucrose is a disaccharide that is the sucrose molecule and is made up of two smaller, simple sugar molecules, glucose and fructose. Beet and cane sugar are of same compound. They are used interchangeably in all applications.
Bakers Special Sugar is refined sugar with a very fine crystal size. BakerÂâ€Ã¢„¢s Special is suitable for fine baking and similar applications where a smooth product texture is desired. Fine sugar crystals are enrobed with a film of molasses. The molasses film gives brown sugar its characteristic color and flavor it has a soft, moist sugar product.
Cone sugar is the product when sugar was separated from molasses before centrifuges were developed in the late 1800's. The sugar-molasses mix is poured into small vertical cones which had a hole in the bottom. The molasses would drain out the hole, leaving the sugar in a cone shaped block. The cones are usually held for a few days in a heated room to speed up the molasses drainage.
Amalgamated LLC intends to produce, distribute and sell quality sugar in substantially the same manner as was done by Amalgamated.