Supreme Rice

Success with Cleco

Supreme Rice

Since 1936, Supreme Rice has been focused on bringing the highest quality rice to market from its 50,000-square-foot milling facility in Crowley, LA.

Being such a globally respected producer requires more than a dedicated workforce of nearly 200 employees, partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, and access to Louisiana’s multimodal infrastructure of ports and railways. Producing quality grain products requires key partnerships with Louisiana’s local resources, businesses and farmers.

Fast Facts

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$16.2 Million Invested in New Facility In Acadia Parish in 2022 State of Louisiana Press Release
1 Billion Pounds of Rice Produced annually Supreme Rice
50 Countries Shipped to worldwide Supreme Rice
~500,000 Acres of Land Are ripe for rice farming in southwest Louisiana Supreme Rice

Supreme Rice is unrelenting in its commitment to being an industry leader.

Most recently, they announced a $16.2 million expansion plan in 2022 to modernize and construct a new production line. With nearly 100 direct and indirect jobs expected to be created by this expansion, Supreme Rice is truly a success story in the highest regard.

Of course, this expansion is not without “energy cost.” Requiring more extensive amounts of power each year, Supreme Rice has chosen to partner with Cleco. Our higher standards in reliability and customer support have allowed the company to stop worrying about downtime and do what it does best — produce a quality product that is enjoyed around the world.

From award-winning growers like the Durand Brothers to top producers like the Thibodeaux Family, food processing companies like Supreme Rice can depend on Louisiana’s farmers and Cleco’s power for the best in rice-farming practices.

“The milling machines, they need a lot of horsepower ... it is imperative that we have good reliable power. Cleco really has a higher standard [and] has allowed us to produce good quality rice.”
Danny Nugier VP, Operations Supreme Rice