McCall Farms expands facilities in Florence County Courtesy of farmflavor.com
McCall Farms, the South Carolina-based company behind the Margaret Holmes, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, Glory Food and Bruce’s Yams brands, recently announced that it will expand its existing operations in Florence County with a new production facility.
To build the state-of-the-art facility, McCall Farms has invested $4 million. The new addition will create an estimated 25 new jobs in Effingham, South Carolina, in the coming five years.
“As we continue to grow and improve our manufacturing capabilities at McCall Farms, our relationships with local farmers are as important as ever,” McCall Farms Marketing Director Annie Hamm said. “For more than 177 years, we’ve partnered with farmers across the Southeast with the goal of delivering the freshest, highest-quality foods to our customers. With this expansion, we look forward to continuing these vital partnerships, as well as increasing our farming network to include additional farms throughout South Carolina.”
McCall Farms has grown to become one of leading producers of fresh canned vegetables and fruit in the U.S.
“McCall Farms is the perfect example of one of South Carolina’s homegrown companies that continues to find success here, and we couldn’t be more proud that they have once again decided to expand operations in our state,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said. “This $4 million investment is a win for the company, Florence County and our entire state, and we look forward to watching them continue to grow here for many years to come.”
The new facility is expected to allow McCall to increase its retail canning capacity by 100 percent.
“McCall Farms is not only a leader in South Carolina’s agricultural community, but they’re also a respected name in our business community as a whole,” South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “I’m pleased to offer my congratulations on yet another expansion and look forward to McCall’s continued success in the Palmetto State.”