May 27, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Alabama Welcomes Company's Decision To Restart Plant

MONTGOMERY --  Alabama Governor Robert Bentley welcomed the news today that the company Tate & Lyle has made the decision to restart their McIntosh facility. This decision will mean approximately 100 excellent jobs in Washington County.

“The Tate & Lyle decision not only reflects confidence in their markets for Splenda®  but also the positive business environment in the state,” said Governor Bentley. “We are working closely with the company to make sure their restart goes smoothly from an operational perspective, and we are also working with them on how existing and proposed state programs can further support their decision.”

Alabama Development Office Director Seth Hammett welcomed the company back to Alabama and said the state appreciates the jobs provided for residents of the south Alabama area. The plant will reopen within the next year.             

Tate & Lyle is the manufacturer of Splenda®-brand sucralose, a low-calorie ingredient used to sweeten a variety of food products.

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