McCall Farms, the South Carolina-based manufacturers of Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, Bruce’s Yams, Allens, Allens Popeye, Veg-All and Princella, plans to expand its existing operations in Florence County, SC. The $50 million investment is expected to create 140 new jobs.
“McCall Farms is excited to see our company expand in Florence County,” said McCall Farms Co-Owner Woody Swink. “Our business has grown significantly over the last few years, and we have never been more appreciative of our employees and the customers who support us. We are proud to call South Carolina home, as our state provides an excellent business environment and our community has a dedicated workforce. We would also like to acknowledge our gratitude for the support we have received from our state and local officials. Their commitment and hard work make this expansion possible.”
“When a company like McCall Farms continues to grow within our borders, it 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 Florence County, and we thank this great company for their commitment to our state and we look forward to watching their continued success.”
Founded by James McCall in 1838, McCall Farms has grown significantly since its inception. Today, as one of America’s leading producers of fresh canned vegetables and fruit, the family-owned company grows its products on 2,000 acres of family farmland in Effingham, SC, with an additional 25,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $1.2 million Set-Aside grant to Florence County to assist with costs related to the project.
“South Carolina has a long history in agribusiness, and today’s announcement by McCall Farms is another indication that sector is thriving,” said South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. “We’re excited to congratulate the company on this latest expansion, and we look forward to seeing the impact these new jobs will have in Florence County.”
Located in Effingham, SC, the expansion will allow the company to increase productivity for existing lines and to also install new lines. The new facility is expected to be online by the second quarter of 2020.
“The Florence County Economic Development Partnership prides itself on the growth of existing industries,” said Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Joe W. “Rocky” Pearce. “The continued growth of McCall Farms is a testament to the business climate that we have worked diligently to cultivate and maintain.”
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