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Essex Holdings Inc. Plans New $54.4 Million Expansion of Its Food Division Manufacturing Facility

Area Development Online News Desk (03/27/2013)
Essex Holdings Inc., a global resources company, plans to establish a new $54.4 million manufacturing facility to support expansion of the company’s food division in Marion County, South Carolina, with plans to generate 215 new jobs.

“We are excited about the opportunity to establish our new manufacturing facility in Marion County. This new facility will increase our operational capacity and hence represents an important step for our company’s growth. South Carolina has a great business environment, and we strongly believe that this integration will be a bona fide step to further give added value to our food division’s operations. We look forward to starting our operations there and appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Dr. Navin Xavier, president and CEO for Essex Holdings.

“More and more companies are seeing South Carolina as the ‘it’ state for doing business, and today’s announcement by Essex Holdings is another sign of that. The company’s decision to set up operations in Marion is also a big win for one of our state’s rural areas. We celebrate Essex Holdings’ commitment to invest $54.4 million and create 215 new jobs in Marion,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

“Essex Holdings’ investment in Marion is another sign that South Carolina continues to be just right for business. Every one of these jobs will have an impact in Marion and will help keep the community sustainable for years to come,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Marion County Council, administration and economic development couldn’t be more pleased that Essex Holdings has chosen Marion County to be the site for their new plant. Their announcement to the region confirms that Marion County is ‘Just Right’ for their business. Marion County Council thanks Dr. Xavier and appreciates Essex Holdings’ confidence in us and our workforce, and we certainly appreciate their investment in our community. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Essex for many years to come,” said Elista Smith, chairwoman of Marion County Council.

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