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Thorne Research Plans Manufacturing Center In Summerville, South Carolina

11/10/2016
Thorne Research, Inc., a privately-held nutritional supplement manufacturing company, will be constructing a new manufacturing facility and corporate office complex in Summerville, South Carolina. The $35 million project is expected to create 330 new jobs in Berkeley County.

The firm’s new state-of-the-art, 240,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters will be located at 620 Omni Industrial Blvd., on a 26-acre parcel, in the Omni Industrial Campus in Summerville. Expected to be fully operational by the middle of 2018, hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018.

“Given the dramatic impact and planned growth arising from our collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Colorado Hospital Association and others, combined with dramatic increases in new professional customers, particularly medical doctors and our international businesses, our new Summerville facility will meet our need to increase capacity and productivity to meet our anticipated future growth. The State of South Carolina, particularly Governor Haley, who was personally involved, as well as so many officials with the Department of Commerce and Berkeley County, have been exceptionally helpful and worked tirelessly with us to make this a reality,” said Thorne Research, Inc. CEO Paul Jacobson.

As an incentive, Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

“The fact that Thorne Research has decided to move its headquarters to Summerville is a real reason to celebrate, and it shows that the Team South Carolina approach to creating a competitive business environment and developing one of the most skilled workforces in the world is working for the state as a whole. We’re excited to welcome Thorne to the South Carolina family and thank its leadership for the commitment that this investment, and the 330 new jobs it will create, shows they have toward the people of our great state,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“The Charleston region successfully competed against major U.S. metros to attract the largest life sciences headquarters and manufacturer in our community’s history. Governor Haley was an influential and persuasive factor, along with a comprehensive group of local leaders, in Thorne Research’s decision to locate in Berkeley County. We are proud to welcome Thorne to our region’s growing life sciences cluster,” said Charleston Regional Development Alliance Chairman Todd Gallati.

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