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Series S16 - Canadian Sugar Factories operational records

Map of eastern section irrigation block Canadian Pacific Railway, Alberta, Canada Western Section. Daily precipitation record from Dec. 1924 to Dec. 1925 Map of east section of irrigation block of the Canadian Pacific Railway Irrigation projects in the Province of Alberta, Canada Map of western section irrigation block Canadian Pacific Railway, Alberta, Canada Yard plan. Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., Raymond, Alta, Canada [Yard plan.] Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., Raymond, Alta, Canada Plan of Part of NW 1/4 Sec. 16 and Part of SW 1/4 Sec. 21, all in Tp. 6, R. 20, West 4M Labs and labs workers - Raymond; Glenn Woolley and Winnie Stone Labs and labs workers - Raymond; Glenn Woolley and Gertie Hicks Labs and labs workers - Raymond Raymond Factory Group photograph of Raymond sugar factory employees Opening of Bentall swimming pool, Picture Butte, Alberta Canadian Sugar Factories annual dinner dance for retirees and presentations to 25 and 40 year club T. George Wood BC Sugar directors and Alberta executive on steps of Taber factory [Canadian Sugar Factories] Agricultural Department 1925-1945 Partially completed Raymond factory buildings Excavation of Chinook high line [?] footing Construction site with workers Taking borings for soil test, Chinook factory Driving piling Chinook factory Maney's [?] gravel screening outfit near Chinook factory site Main water line to Chinook factory from town of Chinook Construction site with cranes and outbuildings Breaking ground on Chinook site Snow-covered area Showing [?] G.W. wrecker putting derailed car of sand back on track at Chinook factory site View of construction site, early days Construction workers at work site, piles of dirt High water in west fork of Milk River, Chinook factory site Shoring [?] gravel and sand, at Chinook as of April 11, 1925 Construction site with equipment and railroad tracks visible, grain elevators in background Tank being lifted into place by crane, construction site and workers Two men standing by a cabin in the snow

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Canadian Sugar Factories operational records

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  • 1912-1977 (Creation)
    Canadian Sugar Factories

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1.51 m textual records and other materials

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Canadian Sugar Factories (C.S.F.) was incorporated in 1925 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, which was owned by senior members of the Mormon Church in the United States. BC Sugar purchased C.S.F. April 13, 1931, a year when the beet sugar industry in North America had suffered economic setbacks and the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company needed cash to finance its debts. In 1931, C.S.F. consisted of a single sugar beet refinery in Raymond, Alberta, adjacent to the site of the old Knight Sugar Company refinery.

In response to repeated requests by sugar beet farmers and the Alberta government, BC Sugar expanded C.S.F. by building two additional sugar beet refineries in Alberta: the Picture Butte refinery (which operated 1936-1978) and the Taber refinery (which opened in 1950). The Raymond refinery was closed in 1963 and Picture Butte in 1978. In 1978, C.S.F.'s legal name was changed to the Alberta Sugar Company, the brand name under which it had been operating for a number of years.

While C.S.F./Alberta Sugar ceased to exist as an independent entity in 1995, the Taber refinery continues to operate, as part of BC Sugar and it's successor company, Lantic, Inc.

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Series consists of records documenting the creation of Canadian Sugar Factories and its operations both under the ownership of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company and, beginning in 1931, under the ownership of The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited.

Records in the series include a wide variety of operational records, including operating review reports, human resources records, railway and other leases and contracts, companies registration records, correspondence and subject files, photographs, maps associated with the various refineries, and site plans of the Raymond refinery.

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Series also includes 32 photographs, 11 maps, and 2 architectural drawings.

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