Silver Springs Bottled Water Company is acquiring Calhoun County's Hickory Springs Bottling in a deal that will result in a $16.3 million expansion of Hickory Springs' Elloree plant that is expected to create 37 new jobs over the next five years, Silver Springs said on Wednesday.
"We are excited to build on the foundation that has been established by Rick Stewart and his team at Hickory Springs Bottling," Silver Springs Bottled Water CEO Kane Richmond said. "We look forward to Mr. Stewart's continued leadership through this exciting time of expansion. The positive environment established by the state of South Carolina, Calhoun County, and the Central S.C. Alliance was a key factor in making the timing and location of this expansion right. We are eager to become an active part of the growing, local community."
Calhoun County Council Chairman David Summers Jr. said Silver Springs Bottled Water Company will provide an economic benefit to the area.
“It is my honor to welcome the Silver Springs Bottled Water Company to Calhoun County," he said.