December 04, 2002
No sugar tonight in my coffee

The Imperial Sugar refinery, from which the Houston suburb of Sugar Land gets its name, is closing its doors, a victim of high costs and slim profit margins. Company headquarters will still be there, but over 300 people are out of work. Imperial has operated a plant there for over 150 years, so this is very much the end of an era.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 04, 2002 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack