Mike de la Fargue retires from HCIG

Mike de la Fargue, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hail & Cotton International Group, announced his retirement in May of this year. Mike joined HCIG in 2013. His retirement became official on October 31, 2018.  Mike has been instrumental in broadening the Company’s international footprint and in building a strong group of leaders … Read More

Dubai WT update

With regards to the recent World Tobacco Dubai exhibition, we appreciate the many visits we had from a wide spectrum of all our valuable customers and supply partners and the constructive and relevant discussions and meetings this allowed. Thanks to you all for your contribution to making this show a success for us. We look … Read More

HCIG will exhibit at WT Middle East in Dubai Dec 5-6

Hail & Cotton International Group will have a stand at WT Middle East Exhibition, Dubai, on December 5-6, 2017. Come and meet our experienced team at Booth LO5 at the Dubai show to discuss any of your tobacco needs for any type of tobacco product. We look forward to seeing you at this important event. … Read More

HCIG Asian Representative Office Opening

We are please to announce the opening of a representative office for Hail & Cotton International B.V. in Surabaya, Indonesia. The office will be staffed by James Jackisch who will serve as Asia Regional Manager and Keagan Haasbroek in the capacity of Assistant Leaf / Operations Manager. This office will serve as an extension of … Read More

HCIG to host USDA dark fire-cured grading school

Hail & Cotton International Group will host a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) dark fire-cured grading course November 13-17, 2017, at its international headquarters in Springfield, Tenn. The course, which will be led by USDA AMS Tobacco Training Specialist Bobby Wellons, will cover all aspects – from body and color … Read More

Hail & Cotton USA achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration

At the beginning of each year, Hail & Cotton USA sets goals for achieving recertification of our Quality Management Systems (QMS) covering standard requirements for our factories, buying stations, and storage facilities. We are pleased to announce that Hail & Cotton USA has, through audits by SAI Global, obtained recertification to the new ISO 9001:2015 … Read More

Chris Cooksey appointed President North America Operations

Mr. Chris Cooksey, currently serving as Senior Vice President North America, has, effective November 1, 2016, been appointed President of North America Operations Hail & Cotton International Group. Mr. Cooksey has over 20 years’ experience with HCIG in various roles. In making this appointment, Mike de la Fargue, President & CEO of HCIG added, “I … Read More

HCIG Commissions New Threshing Line

Hail & Cotton International Group is very pleased to announce the commissioning of a new threshing line at its Industrial Drive facility in Springfield, Tennessee. All of the company’s US flue cured and burley tobaccos are processed at this facility, as well as some air cured processing. We also handle a significant amount of third … Read More

HCIG Sponsors Farm Safety Training Events

More than 950 tobacco growers and tobacco workers recently participated in a series of on-farm safety and compliance training events that were sponsored in part by Hail and Cotton International Group. The workshops, which were held in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina, were conducted by GAP Connections, a non-profit organization for agricultural standards and practices … Read More