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 

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Christopher Marsh

Group VP, Investor Relations

Tate & Lyle PLC

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

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 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.