This album contains more photos of Imperial Sugar. (All come from the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation's collection.)
The first five show the Distribution Warehouse when it was constructed in 1969. Those of you who've visited the Farmer's Market recently know the warehouse has been demolished in preparation for Imperial Market development.
The next 4 photos show the 'new' Machine Shop completed in 1965. It is also gone.
The remaining photos show activity in the Shipping Department. You see how refined products were stacked and loaded into train cars and truck trailers in the old days before the Distribution Warehouse was completed. It had automated palletizers which meant finished products would be stored and transported with minimized manual labor.
Note the last 3 photos. The first is a very early photo of a shipping laborer stacking product in the 1920s. The next shows the automated palletizers in the Distribution Warehouse. The last photo shows the 10,000th carload of sugar just before transport. I'm not sure of the date, but I think it was in the late 1960s or early 1970s. (I should be able to determine the date from the SLHF's copies of The Crown.)
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