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SOPAKCO Plans $4.5 Million Expansion At Production Center In Mullins, South Carolina

05/05/2015
SOPAKCO, a world-leader in the design, processing and packaging of processed foods, is expanding its operations center in Mullins, South Carolina. The company is investing $4.5 million to install a new fitment pouch line at its headquarters in Marion County, where it expects to create 56 new jobs.

Last June the company announced an expansion of its South Carolina operations, a $4.35 million capital investment creating 120 new jobs. This current expansion is taking place at the company’s Marion County headquarters located at 118 South Cypress Street in Mullins, South Carolina. This expansion will facilitate the installation of a fitment pouch line producing a variety of different food and snack items.

“SOPAKCO is pleased and excited to be able to expand our operational capabilities here at our Mullins facility, and at the same time, create a number of much needed jobs here in our county. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has offered their assistance in order to make this a success,” SOPAKCO President Lonnie Thompson said.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Marion County to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project. The company is coordinating with readySC to recruit and train for all new positions.

“SOPAKCO’s continued investment in rural South Carolina is another great example of the potential of our state’s value-added agricultural sector and its contribution to agribusiness, as our state’s #1 industry. I am thrilled with their growth and the 56 jobs this expansion will create for rural South Carolina,” Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers noted.

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