Featured processing companies
In 1950, a sugar beet processing plant was established in Taber by Rogers Sugar Ltd (later merging with Lantic Sugar to become Lantic Inc.). The factory was opened in Taber due to the readily available source of water that meets the robust requirements for processing.
Over the years, Lantic has grown steadily, creating an increasing number of opportunities for the Town of Taber. In 1999, the plant underwent a $50 million dollar expansion, which has had a significant and positive impact on Taber’s economy. Not only does Lantic provide the residents and businesses of Taber with a multitude of opportunities, the company is also actively involved in supporting valued community initiatives.
The company currently contracts with approximately 400 local sugar beet producers each year. Its factory produces granulated sugar of various grist sizes, icing sugar and liquid sugar as well as beet molasses and beet pulp by-products. The factory can produce up to 150,000 tonnes of sugar, making it one of the most successful processing plants in Taber.
Location: 5405 – 64th St. Taber, AB, T1G 2C4
Horizon Implements has been a part of the Taber community since 1979 and during this time, there have been 3 different owners. Horizon Implements is an equipment dealership that sells and services Massey Fergusson (Agco), JCB construction and farm equipment and Kubota farm and construction equipment.
In the last 15 years, North American business strategies have changed, and in particular Western Canada has seen their local dealer ownership disappear to larger companies or owners from other provinces. However, Horizon Implements prides itself on being a local business. Horizon Implements supports many local events and dedicates itself to being the best locally owned farm equipment dealership in Taber.
Horizon Implements is a distinguished business and has been awarded the “High Horsepower Tractor Dealer in Western Canada Award” by Massey Fergusson in 2012, the “Best New Dealer in Canada” by JCB in 2013, and has been continually ranked in the top 10 Kubota dealerships.
Being a part of Taber and supporting the people of Taber, along with the service clubs, churches, and schools, makes Horizon Implements committed to “buying and selling local”.
Location: 5800 46th Ave. Taber, AB T1G 2B1