Construction of the Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) cane sugar refinery at Gramercy, La
Left: Construction of the Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) cane sugar refinery at Gramercy, La., continues to progress. The refinery, which is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2011, is expected to employ
about 150 people. When operational,
it will refine approximately 75% of the raw sugar from cane grown in Louisiana. The new facility will have an annual refining capacity of about one million tons of sugar.
Louisiana Sugar Refining is a joint venture of Imperial Sugar Company, Cargill, Inc., and Sugar Growers and Refiners (SUGAR) of Breaux Bridge, La. Each entity has one-third interest in LSR. SUGAR is a cooperative comprised of eight Louisiana sugarcane mills and roughly 700 sugarcane growers.