Aqua City Inc., a producer of water filtration products and bottled water, will invest $1.5 million to plans to establish a new production facility in Marion County, South Carolina, with plans to generate 50 new jobs.
Aqua City also specializes in the production of water purification products, and will relocate that division to its new facility in Mullins, South Carolina. The company will locate its new bottled water plant to an existing building located at 310 South Cypress Street. Initially, Aqua City will produce 500 milliliter and one liter bottles of water, provide delivery of five-gallon bottles to homes and businesses, and will also offer private labeling for businesses.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to begin our new operations in Marion County. This new facility is a big step for our company, and will help us better serve our customers. South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment with a dedicated and skilled workforce. We are overwhelmed by the support and kindness we’ve received from state and local officials and businesses,” said Robert Potts, president of Aqua City Inc.
“Today’s announcement is another win for one of our state’s rural areas. We celebrate Aqua City’s decision to invest $1.5 million and create 50 new jobs in Mullins. South Carolina is becoming the ‘it’ state for business, and more and more companies like Aqua City are seeing the benefits of putting down roots here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Aqua City’s decision to locate its operations in Mullins is another sign that companies continue to find our state’s business-friendly climate just right. Not only does this announcement build on the success of South Carolina’s agribusiness sector, but it also creates new jobs that will help keep Mullins and the surrounding areas sustainable for years to come,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Aqua City Inc. found our city and workforce suitable for establishing a business that has an opportunity to grow and perhaps energize our citizens and other businesses that may be looking in our direction. It is a step in the right direction and another significant announcement for our area. I truly feel that our county is poised for growth and expansion at this particular time, and with forward thinking leaders and interested citizens we can all witness a major shift in our economic future,” said Mullins Mayor William L. “Bo” McMillan.