Imperial Sugar Packaging Facility To Close; 49 Jobs At Stake

GRAMERCY, LA (AP) — An Imperial Sugar Co. packaging facility is closing in September and state officials say 49 jobs will be affected.

         The Louisiana Workforce Commission said on Monday that it received notice that a packaging facility in Gramercy, Louisiana, owned by Imperial Sugar will be closing at the end of September.

         Imperial Sugar, a sugar company based in Sugar Land, Texas, was purchased in 2012 by Louis Dreyfus Co. LLC., a food processing company based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Imperial Sugar was founded in 1843 and

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         State officials say they will help workers try to find new jobs.

         Officials with Louis Dreyfus did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

 

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