Supreme Rice President and CEO, Bobby Hanks, along with Governor John Bel Edwards, has announced a $20 million expansion of the rice mill’s facilities in Crowley, LA.
Louisiana Economic Development estimates that the expansion could create an additional 374 indirect jobs and a total of 475 jobs in Acadiana.
“Louisiana’s natural resources and geographic position have blessed us with an agricultural bounty that is the envy of the world,” Gov. Edwards said. “This landmark Crowley company will celebrate 85 years in business in 2021, and they are celebrating this milestone with a reinvestment in the community. I congratulate the Supreme Rice team on this expansion and on the securing of great jobs in Acadiana.”
The expansion will add 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space and upgrade Supreme Rice’s milling process to a new state-of-the-art milling process.
“Supreme Rice is pleased to announce plans to upgrade and expand our rice mill in Crowley, which has been in operation since 1937,” Hanks said. “This expansion is a commitment to our local community, to Louisiana jobs and to demonstrate Supreme Rice’s strong commitment to the Louisiana rice industry and to the success of the Louisiana farmer. The Crowley mill will undergo a major state-of-the-art upgrade and expansion in capacity to improve the ability of the Louisiana worker to mill, package and ship high-quality milled rice grown by Louisiana farmers to our customers in the U.S. and around the globe.”