Embrace the Opportunity for Change

Turning Challenge into Opportunity As COVID-19 spreads across the world and the U.S., our companies and our lives are facing serious disruptions. Yet every day we get to make a choice. Do we regret what we cannot do, or do we embrace the opportunity to restructure, re-prioritize and refocus? We have that opportunity both personally and within our organizations. In a recent article in Forbes magazine, contributing writer Chuck Swoboda suggests three accelerators that you and your company can turn challenge into opportunity. 1. Changes the risk/reward balance In most organizations, decisions are based on some type of risk/reward analysis. Is the potential gain enough to outweigh the risk of f

COVID-19 Update: Food Manufacturing Plants and Their Suppliers Are Essential

During the past week, many states and localities have implemented “stay at home” orders for non-essential employees to reduce the spread of the Covid-19. Additionally, this past Friday, the Dept. of Homeland Security announced that nonessential travel would no longer be permitted between the U.S. and Mexico to contain the virus. So who determines who is an essential employee and how do these decisions impact the supply of ingredients to food manufacturers? The good news, is that the Department of Homeland Security gives guidance to states and localities by declaring what businesses are deemed “essential”. This list declares all food manufacturers and transportation companies, and the busines

COVID-19: UPDATE FROM CSC SUGAR and SUGARIGHT

Coronavirus Action Plan Statement Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID19) and how it is impacting our world. For CSC Sugar and Sugaright, that means understanding how it affects our employees, customers and communities, and then making the necessary adjustments to our work and operations. With that in mind, we have made several moves in our business in response to the threat of the COVID-19. We have two simple objectives that guides us: 1. Keeping our Employees Safe. 2. Keeping our Customers Supplied. Specifically, we are doing the following: 1. Keeping our Employees Safe: • Our refinery leadership is being extra vigilant to

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