CSC Sugar will invest $4 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Covington, Tennessee, at 4000 Hwy. 51 North, creating 50 new jobs Tipton County.
“We are very excited about the opening of our plant in Covington, Tennessee. Covington’s proximity to key food and beverage customers was a key factor in our location selection,” Paul Farmer, President/CEO, CSC Sugar, LLC, said. “Additionally, the area’s transportation resources provide us with increased flexibility enabling us to more effectively deal with the changing dynamics of our industry. We’d like to thank the state and community for its support as we begin our legacy in Covington.”
Since its inception in 1994, CSC Sugar has been a significant supplier to raw sugar refineries in the United States, as well as one of the largest importers and exporters of refined sugar to and from North America.
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.
According to state officials, 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.
“When companies choose to make new investments in our state, it sends a strong message about Tennessee’s ideal business climate,” Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Tennessee’s exceptional infrastructure offers companies like CSC Sugar unparalleled access to most major U.S. markets, allowing them to maximize efficiency and continue on a positive growth trajectory. I want to welcome CSC Sugar to Tennessee, and I appreciate the jobs they are creating in Tipton County.”
“TVA and Covington Electric System congratulates CSC Sugar on its decision to locate operations in Covington and bring quality jobs to the Tipton County area,” John Bradley, TVA senior Vice President of Economic Development, said. “Working together with economic development partners like the state of Tennessee, HTL Advantage and many other local community leaders, enables our team to help recruit and retain jobs in communities.”