CSC Sugar LLC, a raw sugar supplier for refineries across the United States, says it is opening a new manufacturing facility in Tipton County. The company will invest $4 million to begin operations at 4000 Hwy. 51 North in Covington and create 50 new jobs.
Covington’s proximity to key food and beverage customers and access to transportation resources were key factors in the location selection, said CSC Sugar CEO Paul Farmer.
“The area’s transportation resources provide us with increased flexibility enabling us to more effectively deal with the changing dynamics of our industry,” Farmer said. “We’d like to thank the state and community for its support as we begin our legacy in Covington.”
CSC Sugar will be processing sugar at their new Covington facility—the company’s first in Tennessee—to expand its customer base and better serve existing customers through an improved demographic presence. The company already has a substantial customer base in West Tennessee, including Unilever, which is in the process of expanding and will become the world’s largest ice cream manufacturer.
“Tipton County is pleased to be a part of the official announcement of CSC Sugar and the beginning of their food processing operations at Rialto Industrial Park in Covington,” Tipton County Executive Jeff Huffman said. “CSC Sugar is another example of the ongoing positive economic developments occurring in Tipton County and the entire region.”
As a result of the CSC Sugar plant opening in Covington, a third party company, Larry Bowman Trucking, will also be creating additional jobs in Tennessee to accommodate CSC Sugar’s transportation needs. Since their move to Ripley from Joplin, Missouri, Larry Bowman Trucking has hired six drivers and additional maintenance and administrative staff positions. Their goal is to eventually hire 25 drivers.
The company plans to be fully operational at the end of June. Since its inception in 1994, CSC Sugar has become one of the largest importers and exporters of refined sugar to and from North America