New Jersey sugar plant moving operations to Mexico

by Ron Sterk
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Royal Ingredients produces extra fine granulated cane sugar, U.S.D.A. certified organic cane sugar and powdered and brown sugars.

SWEDESBORO, N.J. — Royal Ingredients L.L.C. has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) with the state of New Jersey indicating it plans to close its value-added sugar manufacturing and packaging facilities in Swedesboro, according to the South Jersey Times.

The report said Royal will consolidate operations at existing facilities in Mexico, the source of its raw materials. About 80 employees are expected to be laid off. Employers must provide 60 days’ notice before plant closings or mass layoffs under the state’s WARN Act.

Royal has three manufacturing and packaging facilities as well as its headquarters in Swedesboro, and also has a facility in the Los Angeles area in La Mirada, Calif. The company produces extra fine granulated cane sugar in 50-lb bags, totes and bulk, U.S.D.A. certified organic cane sugar in 50-lb bags and totes, powdered and brown sugars in 50-lb bags, as well as fondants, syrups, glazes, molasses and other products.

Royal Ingredients L.L.C. (not to be confused with The Netherlands-based Royal Ingredients Group B.V. that sells sweeteners and other products) was founded in 2008 by William Fawley and Lawrence Toscano, and in 2013 it became a subsidiary of ED&F Man, Inc.
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