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August 8, 2017

HCIG Asian Representative Office Opening

We are pleased 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

July 7, 2017

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

April 4, 2017

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

October 10, 2016

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

September 9, 2016

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

September 9, 2016

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

July 7, 2016

PT Mayangsari opens upgraded facility

HCIG are very pleased to advise that their subsidiary, PT Mayangsari, has recently opened up their upgraded facility in Mayang, East Java, Indonesia. This new facility includes new and upgraded warehouse facilities, new offices, new management house, and new guest houses and guest facilities. The upgrade of the main wrapper processing warehouse is still underway

March 3, 2016

Hail & Cotton representatives attend 2016 NC State Tobacco Short Course

Four representatives from the Hail & Cotton International Group, (left to right) Bill Norfleet, Thomas Lowery, Will Borthick, and Brad Price participated in the 2016 NC State Tobacco Short Course conducted by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation, in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University and the Tobacco Growers