Damon Carr promoted to Plant Manager at Cargill

One of Alcorn State University’s own is on the verge of taking a giant step in his career.

Russum native Damon Carr has been promoted to plant manager at Cargill’s up and coming Arkansas facility. His duties will include being responsible for the day-to-day safety and operation of the facility. He will also be responsible for maintenance and reliability, logistics and customer service.

Cargill invested $45 million in June to build the grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will become a key origination point in the south for soybeans, corn, milo and wheat.

Carr, who earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics, began his career at Cargil as production supervisor in West Wego, La. after he graduated from Alcorn in 2005. He later transferred to Linden, Ind., where he worked as a supervisor for two years. He returned to Louisiana for a second 11-month stint as team leader at Cargill’s Terre Haute Facility.

Carr’s new position will give him the opportunity to add more skills to his repertoire.

“This is a very exciting time for me because I will learn a lot about project management and construction, which have been passions of mine for many years,” said Carr.

Carr plans to stick to his values to ensure great working relationships with his new employees.

“I strive to be honest, transparent and understanding with all of my employees. These are none negotiable values that have served me well throughout the years.”

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