BAY CITY, MI — Michigan Sugar Co. is ready to begin its annual beet harvesting and processing and is hiring workers to help through mid-March.
Trucks carrying beets will begin traveling Monday, Aug. 20, to the company’s factories in Bay City and Caro. The company’s locations in Croswell and Sebewaing will begin receiving and slicing beets on Monday, Aug. 27.
Motorists are reminded to watch out for trucks traveling between farm fields and the factories and piling stations during the harvest.
Once all of the factories are up and running, Michigan Sugar anticipates slicing an average 21,500 tons of sugar beets per day. The company expects this year’s slicing campaign to last 201 days, ending in mid-March.
For additional information about available jobs and to apply, visit www.michigansugar.com and click on the “Careers” link.
Applications also are available at the security stations located outside the following locations:
- Bay City factory, 2600 S. Euclid Avenue
- Caro factory, 819 Peninsular Street
- Croswell factory, 159 S. Howard Street
- Sebewaing factory, 763 N. Beck Street
- Carrollton warehouse, 341 Sugar Street
Applications also are available at the company’s piling stations in Albee, Blumfield, Deckerville, Ruth, Sandusky, Verona and Wheeler, which is near Breckenridge.
Executive Vice President James Ruhlman said pre-harvest samples taken on Aug. 9 showed the 2018 crop grew on average 4.5 tons per acre during the previous two weeks.
“Plant health continues to be strong, root structure is robust and stands are spectacular,” he said.