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Sunny Z Foods Invests $12 Million To establish Saluda County, South Carolina, Production Facility

Area Development Online News Desk (04/04/2013)
Sunny Z Foods Inc., a producer of pre-packaged instant meals, will invest $12 million to establish its new production facility in Saluda County, South Carolina, with plans to generate 150 new jobs.

Sunny Z Foods Inc. is a start-up producer of pre-packaged instant meals for the consumer market. The company will establish its new facility in the former Milliken plant located at 782 Columbia Hwy. in Saluda County. The new facility is expected to begin operations by the end of the year.

“We are excited to locate our new food production operations in Saluda County. This new facility will allow us to reach markets along the East Coast and throughout the Southeast. South Carolina provides us with an excellent business environment and a talented workforce. We look forward to starting our operations and we appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Vonnie Rochester, president of Sunny Z Foods.

“Today’s announcement is another big win for one of our state’s rural counties. We celebrate Sunny Z Foods’ decision to invest $12 million and create 150 new jobs. This announcement also shows that South Carolina is on the move and attracting job-creating investments because we understand what businesses need in order to do well,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

“South Carolina is known for being a maker of good quality products used around the globe. Sunny Z Foods’ new production facility builds on that reputation. This new facility will create new jobs and generate investment that will help keep the communities in Saluda County sustainable for years to come,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“We are extremely happy and excited that Sunny Z has chosen to locate in Saluda County. Sunny Z will provide jobs for our citizens, expand our tax base, and help diversify our economy,” said Don Hancock, chairman of Saluda County Council.

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