Perdue Farms has completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, SC, creating 100 additional jobs. The food and agriculture company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for retail and food service customers. Located in Dillon, SC, Perdue Farms expanded its portioning and marinating operations, added a state-of-the-art shipping cooler, installed an automated pallet storage system and constructed office space to occupy more than 28,000 square feet at the existing facility.
“The expansion will help us meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever chicken products, and maintain the high level of customer service and reliability our customers in South Carolina and across the country expect from Perdue,” said Perdue Farms CEO Randy Day. “We’re proud to add to the economic growth here in the Pee Dee region, and we’re grateful to Gov. Henry McMaster, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and Dillon County for their support and leadership.”
Since 1992, Perdue Farms has created more than 1,200 jobs in the Pee Dee region. The Dillon, SC hatchery and live production office provides support to more than 95 poultry farmers who supply Perdue Farms and more than 100 farmers who, specifically, supply grains to the company.
“Perdue Farms’ decision to continue investing in South Carolina and our people shows that companies find the resources they need to be successful here,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Every one of these jobs will have an impact on Dillon County, and we thank this great company for their ongoing commitment to our state.”
A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Dillon County to assist with costs associated with site preparation and building construction.
“South Carolina has a long history in agribusiness, and it’s one of our key wealth-creating industries,” said South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. “Today’s announcement is another indication that sector is thriving. We’re excited to congratulate Perdue Farms on this latest expansion, and we look forward to seeing the impact these new jobs will have on the region.”
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