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Huge Sugar Refinery To Be Built In Louisiana

Groundbreaking scheduled for Feb. 3 for Louisiana Sugar Refining joint venture in Gramercy, La., that could produce a million tons of sugar a year.

GRAMERCY, La. (AP) -- Groundbreaking is scheduled Feb. 3 in Gramercy for a sugar refinery that owners say will be able to produce a million tons of sugar a year.

Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC says that's one of the highest capacities in the country.

The corporation is a joint venture among Cargill, Imperial Sugar Company, and Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc. — a cooperative representing eight mills and more than 700 Louisiana sugar growers.

Imperial owns the current sugar refinery at Gramercy.

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