Construction begins on Louisiana sugar refinery

RP news wires
Tags: manufacturing
Construction is under way at Gramercy, La., on what will become one of the largest capacity sugar refineries in the United States.

The new million-ton-per-year sugar refinery is expected to bring more than 500 construction jobs as well as re-new plant jobs in the Gramercy area.

The sugar refinery will be built, owned and operated by Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC, a joint venture among Sugar Growers and Refiners Inc., Cargill and Imperial Sugar Company. Sugar Growers and Refiners Inc. is a Louisiana cooperative representing eight sugar cane mills and more than 700 Louisiana sugar growers in Louisiana.
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