USTC provides superior-quality, U.S. grown flue-cured tobacco strips to clients across the globe. U.S. flue-cured tobacco, often referred to as “Virginia” tobacco, is a blend component essential for any high-quality cigarette manufacturer. We provide a full range of grades separated by stalk position and quality. USTC has contracts with nearly 600 farmers that are members of the Cooperative. USTC farmers are located in all five states of the U.S. flue-cured tobacco growing region.

Each grade is carefully supervised by our team of tobacco experts from time of purchase in our marketing centers until it arrives at the USTC processing facility (GLT – Green Leaf Threshing) in Timberlake, NC. At the GLT, another team of USTC leaf experts, led by our Master Strip Blender, inspects the tobacco again and reclassifies as needed.

USTC can blend and process U.S. flue-cured tobacco strips according to any customer’s specifications. We welcome customers to visit and observe processing of their tobacco order in our GLT. Customers can use our first class lounge and workspace while monitoring real-time quality control data with comfort as we process their strip order.

USTC entrance sign
Bundles of tobacco in warehouse