Cruzan Breaks Ground on New Treatment Plant
Good news for St. Croix:
On a stark, muddy field, 10 gold-painted shovels dug into the ground and tossed the first clumps of soil Thursday, marking the start of a new era at Cruzan Rum; one that will see the territory become “the No. 1 rum capital in the world,” according to Gov. John deJongh Jr.
Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cruzan Rum wastewater treatment system drew more than 100 spectators, including more than half the Senate, Cruzan employees past and present, and executives from the St. Croix distillery’s parent company in Deerfield, Ill.