Tate & Lyle’s Sagamore facility in Lafayette, Indiana celebrates half a century of production

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Celebrating half a century of production at the Sagamore facility in Lafayette, Indiana

Celebrations at the Sagamore, Lafayette site.


Lafayette, Indiana, US, 18 October 2017 – Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, is proud to mark the fiftieth year of operations at its Sagamore facility in Lafayette, Indiana, US.

In September, employees at the site, led by newly appointed Plant Manager Ken Daily, were joined by their families, former employees, and local and state officials to celebrate the facility’s 50th anniversary. A video of the celebration can be seen here.

Ken Daly and colleagues at the celebrations

The Sagamore facility produces and supplies innovative corn-based ingredients for food and beverage customers across the world.  These ingredients include gelling agents, which transform liquid mixture into solid food such as jellies and yoghurt, and thickeners which increase the viscosity of soups, sauces and dressings.  Sagamore is one of Tate & Lyle’s two corn wet mills in Indiana.  The nearby Lafayette South facility celebrated its 40th year of production this year.


Ken Daily, Plant Manager, Lafayette Sagamore, Tate & Lyle, said:

“I am very excited to take on the role of Plant Manager at the Lafayette Sagamore facility.  Our facility not only produces the broadest mix of ingredients of Tate & Lyle’s US facilities, but also plays an important role in the local community.  We have a dedicated and highly experienced team, with a quarter of the workforce having 20 plus years’ experience at the site, and many employees remaining until retirement.”


Mayor of Lafayette, Tony Roswarski said:

“Tate & Lyle’s Lafayette Sagamore facility has been an anchor in our economic footprint for decades.  As an active and engaged community partner, Tate & Lyle has played a positive role in providing good jobs, contributing to the tax base, and assisting in community development projects.  We congratulate Tate & Lyle on the 50th anniversary of production at Lafayette Sagamore.  We also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lafayette South facility which is another important part of our community.”




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Anna Taylor

Corporate PR Manager,


Tate & Lyle PLC

+44 (0)207 257 2209 

+44 (0)7766361515



Investor enquiries:


Christopher Marsh

Group VP, Investor Relations

Tate & Lyle PLC

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+44 (0)779 619 2688




About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by our Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations groups. The Group's strategy is to become a leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving Bulk Ingredients for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.

Speciality Food Ingredients consists of three platforms: Texturants, which includes speciality starches and stabilisers; Sweeteners, which comprises nutritive sweeteners and our range of no-calorie sweeteners including SPLENDA® Sucralose; and our Health and Wellness portfolio which includes speciality fibres and our salt-reduction offering. Additionally, our Food Systems business provides a wide variety of blended ingredient solutions.

Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients includes bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). Corn co-products from both divisions are primarily sold as animal feed.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2017, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visithttp://www.tateandlyle.com

SPLENDA® is a trademark of Heartland Consumer Products LLC.