Location: Imperial Sugar
Most of us have a sweet tooth. Mine is for Twizzlers and it takes sugar to make all of the candy and confectionary items that we all crave. Right down the street in Sugar Land is Imperial Sugar plant which provides us with sugar!
Their history began in Southeast Texas in 1843 as the Oakland Plantation. The plantation’s sugar crop had grown large enough to justify the installation of a commercial raw sugar grinding mill, establishing the site of the future Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas. The plantation continued to grow and increase its output of raw sugar to the surrounding regions. By 1883, a 600-ton raw sugar mill was completed and named the “Imperial Mill.” In 1896, construction began on a cane sugar refinery in Sugar Land to convert the mill’s raw sugar output to 100,000 pounds per day of white refined sugar. Soon thereafter, the Imperial Sugar Company was incorporated. The plant produces nearly 2,500,000 pounds of sugar per day. Whew!
Another sweet part of my post is the dazzling Cesar Galindo dress I am wearing. Cesar will be in Houston this Thursday and Friday at Sloan/Hall. Stop by to see him and his new collection.
Photos/Assistance by Angie Fanelli
Styling/Model: Beth Muecke