Perdue Farms completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 100 additional jobs.
The company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for retail and food service customers. Located at 2047 Highway 9 West in Dillon, Perdue Farms expanded its portioning and marinating operations, added a state-of-the-art shipping cooler, installed an automated pallet storage system and constructed office space to occupy more than 28,000 square feet at the existing facility.
Since 1992, Perdue Farms has created more than 1,200 jobs in the Pee Dee region. A hatchery and live production office, in Dillon provides support to more than 95 poultry farmers who supply Perdue Farms and more than 100 farmers who, specifically, supply grains to the company.
A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Dillon County as an incentive to assist with costs related to the project.
“The expansion will help us meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever chicken products, and maintain the highest level of customer service and reliability our customers in South Carolina and across the country expect from Perdue. We’re proud to add to the economic growth here in the Pee Dee region, and we’re grateful to Governor Henry McMaster, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and Dillon County for their support and leadership,” said Perdue Farms CEO Randy Day.
“Perdue Farms’ decision to continue investing in South Carolina and our people shows that companies find the resources they need to be successful here. Every one of these jobs will have an impact on Dillon County, and we thank this great company for their ongoing commitment to our state,” Governor Henry McMaster said.