Shortly after the Fanjul family arrived in Florida from Cuba in 1959, they set up a sugar-production plant on 4,000 acres of land in Western Palm Beach County. Harvested by hand, the very first crop produced just 10,000 tons of sugar.
Six decades later, that modest operation now encompasses some 190,000 acres across nearly 5,000 individual fields. And the family’s company – now known as Florida Crystals – is part of the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar with annual production of more than 6 million tons.
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‘If any business can be considered analog until very recently, it’s farming,’ says CIO at Florida Crystals.
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March 16 – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Yesterday, hundreds of community and philanthropic leaders convened to honor Palm Beach County education and share the importance of investing in today’s students as tomorrow’s leaders. The 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards, co-hosted by the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and School District of Palm Beach County, is a partnership to acknowledge those who have shaped the future and are inspiring students today.
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