Port Of Palm Beach Building $4,500,000 Sugar Terminal

Ground-breaking ceremonies were recently held at the Port of Palm Beach, Fla., for a $4,500,000 bulk sugar terminal. Taking part in the ceremonies were the Port Commissioners, and officials of the Florida Sugar Marketing and Terminal Association, Inc.

and the City of Riviera Beach. According to George H. Wedgworth, director of the Terminal Association, the projected volume of sugar moving through the terminal could amount to as much as 25 percent of the state's total annual production.

To be located on three acres of Port property, the terminal will be constructed and operated by the Terminal Association, whose members are Atlantic Sugar Assn., Gulf & Western Food Products Co., Osceola Farms Co., Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, and United States Sugar Corp.

Guests were welcomed by Lee K. Spencer, chairman of the Port of Palm Beach Commission.

Port director Frank Donahue, Col., USA (ret.), presided over the ceremonies.

Mr. Wedgworth stated that raw sugar will be trucked to the Port from mills in Florida's Glades area, the nation's largest sugar cane growing region. It will subsequently be transported by barge or ship to refineries on the East Coast or Louisiana.

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