Sucro Sugar will spend $ 1 million converting the former Blowing Engine House # 3 into a permanent storage operation.
LACAWANA, New York – Some positive economic news for Lakawana heads for the city’s approval of a new development to the former Bethlehem Steel Site.
Plans have been given the go-ahead for Sugar sugar To convert the former Blowing House No. 3 into a permanent storage process for cold storage of imported raw granulated sugar. The conversion of the $ 1 million building is expected to be completed by early 2021.
“Since we started Operation Lackawanna in January 2020, our experience has been very positive; we have had tremendous support from all agencies and local officials, as well as many business partners,” said Jonathan Taylor, CEO and founder of Sucro Sourcing. “We are very excited about the new growth opportunity. This and our future in Lacawana. “
The company opened a temporary storage facility at the city’s Metroport Gate in April. The first cargo ship of raw sugar arrived there on Monday.
“Sucro Sourcing’s decision to invest in a new permanent warehouse operation here in Lackawanna reflects the increasing value new businesses are seeing in our city and the tremendous development potential we must offer,” said Mayor Annette Evalo. “It is also a testament to the strong partnership efforts between New York State, Erie County, and Lakawana City to reclaim land for a former steel plant complex for productive reuse.”
Sucro Sugar is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, with additional operations in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and multiple locations across South America.