L&S Sweeteners, a division of Zook Molasses Company, was started in 1985 to serve the expanding needs of the sweeteners market and it’s sister company, Good Food Inc. Since then, L&S Sweeteners has become one of the Northeast’s largest processing facilities of bulk sweeteners. Well-equipped, state of the art rail service has made us a terminal hub to the world’s best and largest refining companies. As a result we offer very competitive pricing on all of your bulk sweetener needs…or if you prefer, we can offer trans-loading services for national, refiner-direct accounts. Corn syrups of most grades, sugar-dry and liquefied, invert sugars, dextrose, molasses, and much more are delivered by rail into our facility and trucked to yours. Whether your business is baking, confections, snack foods, beverage or pharmaceutical-scientific…whatever the needs… our goal is to supply quality products & services at competitive prices.
Our Company-owned truck fleet has a total of 26 trucks, 40 tanker trailers, 13 van trailers, and 4 dry bulk tankers. We also have a close working relationship with other local carriers. All shipment weights are verified using a certified truck scale.
Our warehousing has the unique feature of indoor unloading with nine available truck dock doors. This makes the trans-loading of railcars to trucks very easy and efficient. L & S Sweeteners can warehouse a high volume of products and we handle both slip sheet and palletized products. We also offer warehousing at our Good Food Distribution Center.
Our rail service is Norfolk Southern, which is served by the Dillerville Yard in Lancaster, PA. L & S is able to receive the heaviest cars at a weight of 286,000 lbs with the long wheelbase. Railcars are delivered five days per week and we have our own certified railcar scale to verify weight and two of our own railcar movers to arrange railcars as needed.
Blending and Liquid Transfer
We can transfer bulk sugar to two silos. The sugar is transferred via an auger system from the silo to our liquefying blenders. These blenders are mounted on load cells for accurate weighing of ingredients.
All blending information including batch number, weight, and pasteurization temperature for traceability purposes are maintained through our Quality Assurance Department and we also provide our own on sight testing of solids, pH, and color of all products. We also have our own Micro Test Lab and perform our own sampling. All samples are retained for six months. All liquid loads are filtered prior to loading through 100 micron filters. L&S has the capability to produce approximately eighteen loads per day of both Full and Partial Invert Liquid Sugar, and we can store twelve loads of Liquid Sucrose.
Interior Dry Bulk Transfer
L&S Sweeteners uses an auger system to transfer bulk sugar from railcars to tankers. Our augers are made of 400 series stainless steel, which allows any fragments to be captured by our inline magnets. Our magnet system is made up of three rare earth magnets and they are checked after every load for any foreign material. A lump crusher is situated between the railcars and the auger to maintain the most consistent product. L & S Sweeteners can transfer from any kind of Bulk railcar, hopper, air-slide, or pressure-differentials and can segregate railcars holding different types of product and rotate loading.
For accurate inventory control, all railcars are weighed. Traceability of all railcars is processed through our Quality Assurance Department.
For a list of our products and specifications, visit our Bulk Ingredients page.
In addition to our product list, we can accommodate customer blends of various sweeteners to meet your specific needs.