Sunday, March 04, 2012

$190 million investment in Louisiana sugar industry

Last month when we “ran” the back roads from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, I was amazed at the industry built up along the Mississippi River.

In Gramercy, Louisiana, LSR (Louisiana Sugar Refining) is making the largest single investment in America’s sugar cane industry in over 40 years.

This $190 million white sugar refinery is capable of refining two billion pounds of white sugar annually for distribution to commercial and retail customers throughout the US.  According to the company, it provides direct jobs for approximately 180 area residents and annual payroll and benefits of over $15 million.

LSR is utilizing the latest innovations in both technology and human resource practices – to create a state-of-the-art refinery which brings real economic value to the community and its many stakeholders.

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