SUGAR'S ROOTSHistory and the Future
On November 19, 2009 SUGAR’s plan was set in motion by entering a three-party partnership with Cargill Inc. (Cargill) and Imperial Sugar Company (Imperial) for the purpose of establishing Louisiana Sugar Refining, LLC (LSR). Shortly thereafter, in February 2010, construction of LSR began on the site of Imperial’s Colonial refinery in Gramercy, LA. Later, Imperial would exit the partnership, changing the ownership structure to a 50/50 joint venture between SUGAR and Cargill.
LSR is now a state of the art sugar refinery with an annual production capacity of 1,000,000 tons of white sugar. It is managed and operated by a host of local residents of St. James Parish and the surrounding areas. Currently, LSR’s raw sugar supply is solely sourced by SUGAR through its sugar mill companies and associated Louisiana based sugar producing families. Cargill, in its role as the sole marketer of LSR’s refined sugar, has been successful in delivering a premier refined sugar product to sugar users around the United States, while aiding in the longevity of Louisiana’s family farms for generations to come.
SUGAR MILLS & REFINERIES
LA Sugar Co-op
Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC (LSR)
Cajun Sugar Co-op
Lula Sugar Mill
St.Mary Sugar Co-op