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January 1, 2018

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

December 12, 2017

Bill Anderson: retiring after more than 44 years’ of service with Hail & Cotton

After 44 1/2 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Hail & Cotton Group, Bill Anderson has advised us that he will retire as of December 31st 2017. Bill has assumed a number of different positions within the company, the most recent of which has been Vice President Sales – Hail & Cotton Inc.

November 11, 2017

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.

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