Pee Dee Extractors, a hemp processing company, plans to establish operations in Gresham, South Carolina. The company’s more $2.9 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs in Marion County.
Using a carbon dioxide extraction method, Pee Dee Extractors, LLC processes hemp for CBD and its byproducts. Located at 1506 U.S. 378 in Gresham, Pee Dee Extractors new facility will serve as a location where the company can grow hemp for seed production and also research development. The facility is expected to be online by the end of January 2020.
“Pee Dee Extractors, LLC is excited to open our new facility in Marion County. Everyone from Marion County has been very helpful and inviting to us and we are very thankful. The people of Marion County are friendly and hard-working and we look forward to the years to come. Thanks again to the Marion County staff for your warm welcome,” said Pee Dee Extractors, LLC Owner Scott J. Willis.
“Today’s announcement from Pee Dee Extractors, LLC, make it clear that agribusiness is as important to South Carolina’s present and future as it has been to our past, and that the growing hemp industry in our state is spurring job creation at every step of the process from seed to shelf,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“South Carolina has a rich history in agribusiness, and today’s announcement by Pee Dee Extractors, LLC shows that this industry continues to flourish in the Palmetto State. We congratulate this company on their new operations and look forward to watching them succeed for years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
“South Carolina’s fast-growing hemp industry will benefit from the research and development that Pee Dee Extractors can bring to the table, not to mention the processing capacity. We hope this encourages still more farmers to explore this exciting new crop,” Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers said.