BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sugar producer plans to invest $125 million in four of its facilities. reports Thursday that the money will be used for capital projects in Michigan Sugar Company plants in Bay City, Caro, Sebewaing and Croswell.

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About $20 million will go toward the Bay City-based, grower-owned cooperative’s agricultural department.

Another $57 million will go over the next five years into the Croswell facility in Michigan’s Thumb Region. The investment will complete operation upgrades at the plant.

State sugar beet growers enjoyed a record harvest in 2015.

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Michigan Sugar announced earlier in December that its total 2015 production was roughly 5 million tons, representing a record-setting yield of 31.6 tons an acre.

The company has about 1,000 sugar beet growers.


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