Creation of Approximately 100 New Jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce and Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Perdue Farms has completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, creating 100 additional jobs. The company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for retail and food service customers.
Located at 2047 Highway 9 West in Dillon, S.C., 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.
Since 1992, Perdue Farms has created more than 1,200 jobs in the Pee Dee region. A hatchery and live production office, in Dillon, S.C., provides support to more than 95 poultry farmers who supply Perdue Farms and more than 100 farmers who, specifically, supply grains to the company.
Those interested in joining the Perdue Farms team should visitwww.perduefarms.com.
A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Dillon County to assist with costs related to the project.
“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. 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.” –Perdue Farms CEO Randy Day
“Perdue Farms’ decision to continue investing in South Carolina and our people shows that companies find the resources they need to be successful here. 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.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has a long history in agribusiness, and it’s one of our key wealth-creating industries. 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.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Dillon County is excited about the expansion of the Perdue Farms facility and the creation of 100 new jobs. Perdue Farms is an integral part of Dillon County, and we appreciate all that they do for our community. We look forward to working with them as community partners well into the future.” –Dillon County Council Chairman Stevie Grice
“For many years, Perdue Farms has shown their commitment to Dillon County, not only as one of our largest employers, but as an all-around community partner. The expansion of their facility and the addition of 100 jobs mean that Dillon County looks forward to working with Perdue Farms for many years to come.” –Dillon County Administrator Tony Clyburn
“I am so pleased to see Perdue Farms’ continued growth in South Carolina. They are a true friend of our state’s agribusiness industry, and play a vital role in employing and investing in rural South Carolina.” –S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers