Louisiana gets new sugar refinery

POSTED: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 7:11pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm

Louisiana will be home to the largest sugar refinery in the United States within the next several years. Construction officially started on the new plan in Gramercy today, adding more than 400 construction jobs.

It will be an addition to the Imperial Sugar Company, a refinery that has been around for more than 100 years. The project was a collaboration between the Imperial Sugar Company and several other groups, including Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC.

Once completed, the state of the art refinery will produce a million tons of sugar a year. It should be up and running in the next 18 to 24 months.

For more information, check out this website. www.louisianasugarnews.com