Celebrating Range: How Candy It Is!


This Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 by means of October 15), now we have a lot to have fun at U.S. Sugar. The Hispanic People who reside and work in our neighborhood have contributed a lot to our firm in addition to our neighborhood and our state. 

Two members of our U.S. Sugar household had been featured on WPBF West Palm Seashore: Jesus Hernandez and Eneyda Rios. These two characterize the numerous Hispanic-American leaders and employees who’re important to our operations. 

Hernandez got here from humble beginnings in Mexico. He began as an gear operator at U.S. Sugar greater than three a long time in the past. Now, as assistant harvest supervisor, he performs a important position within the firm’s 90th Anniversary sugarcane harvest season. 

His profession on the firm has enabled him to realize his goals. As a father of three, he’s proud to have despatched all of his youngsters to school.  Whereas he travels to Mexico each summer time for trip, Clewiston is his dwelling. “I really like this nation…. And its freedom.”

Jesus Hernandez and household

Rios works at U.S. Sugar headquarters as an govt assistant to our Senior Vice President of Sugarcane Operations.  She was born in El Salvador and got here to america in 1985. Her mom labored in sugarcane farming first, whereas Rios started her profession with the corporate as a safety attendant within the Southern Gardens Citrus guardhouse 20 years in the past. 

“Coming to this nation,” stated Rios. “It’s been the perfect factor that ever occurred to us. That is the place I plan to spend the remainder of my life.”

Like Hernandez, Rios was additionally in a position to ship her 4 kids to school. Her son is now serving America as a soldier within the U.S. Military.  She believes that tough work, exhibiting up day-after-day, and being accountable means that you can have all the pieces you need in life.

Enedya Rios household

My husband fled Cuba together with his household when he was a child following the Communist takeover; so my circle of relatives locations nice worth on the numerous alternatives and blessings discovered right here in America and within the Glades. My youngest son married a phenomenal school classmate from Texas whose household hailed from El Salvador.  So I’ve each a private {and professional} appreciation for the richness and power that comes from melding completely different cultures, concepts, methods of considering, and traditions from many various nations, areas, beliefs and heritages.  

It’s no stretch to say that U.S. Sugar is actually a melting pot with folks from nations all around the world.  Sugar is produced in additional than 100 nations, and women and men with experience in lots of facets of the enterprise have been interested in our close-knit farming neighborhood over time.   In our firm and in our rural communities as we work and attempt for widespread objectives, it’s straightforward to find that we usually have extra similarities than variations.  Primarily, we share the core values of religion, household, custom, exhausting work, and a love for our lifestyle.   Elevating meals and households.

So this month, we’re celebrating our range and honoring the worth each single particular person brings to our U.S. Sugar household and to our Glades communities.   This wealthy range makes our communities higher locations to work, reside and lift our households.  Muchas Gracias!

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