Ingredion expands in North Charleston, creating jobs and capital investment

Ingredion transforms fruit, vegitables, grains, and other plant materials into value-added ingredients.   File photo

Major global ingredients solution company, Ingredion Inc., is expanding its operations throughout North Charleston and will bring new jobs and capital investment to the area.

The expansion will open up five new positions and is expected to bring in over $10 million in capital investment, according to North Charleston's website. The company's growth is resulting in its exports doubling out of the Port of Charleston.

"With a pro-business environment, skilled workforce and excellent location, North Charleston is a great fit for Ingredion," Jim Zallie, Ingredion's executive vice president, said. "We need a smooth-functioning system to deliver the raw materials used in our products, as well as to deliver finished product to our customers. The proximity to the Port of Charleston is a clear advantage."

Ingredion has been based in North Charleston since 1988. The Fortune 500 company transforms fruit, vegitables, grains, and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for a number of industries.

"This latest investment by Ingredion in Charleston County is a tremendous example of how companies of all sizes can thrive here," Gov. Henry McMaster said. "With companies like this one leading South Carolina's manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that our state is going straight to the top."

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