Preparing the Tobacco

Conveying separated stems for treatment

image of stem conveyor

Another outlying department, located in CobbClick for a map of L&M's Durham complex, processed the tobacco stems that had been removed from each leaf. The stems were moistened, steamed, finely cut, and separated according to size. All of this was done so that the stems could be combined with the laminaClick for a glossary definition, or leaf, already processed and blended. Here, the conveyor belt delivers stems from the second to the third floor of Cobb.