Imperial plant manager happy to be back in Ga.

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - A Georgia native recently joined the team at the imperial sugar facility in Port Wentworth and says she is happy to be home.

Raylene Carter started with the company in February 2009, after spending more than 25 years in the oil and chemical processing conversion industries.

She started as the plant manager in Gramercy, La., where she helped the refinery as it increased its workload to meet the customer needs while the Port Wentworth refinery was closed.

In January, Carter began her role as Port Wentworth plant manager and says she is proud to be a part of a business that has such a huge family history and sense of community.

"There are a lot of people here that are multi-generational employees, and so there is a lot of learning on both parts. I think I have a lot to bring to the organization from places i have worked before and some change managements and I am learning a lot from people that know a lot more than I do about about making sugar," Carter said.

Carter said she is settling in quite well, and is proud to be a part of a company that is becoming an industry leader when it comes to dealing with combustible dust.

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