D&W Fine Pack, a Mid Oaks Investment portfolio company, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The company’s $20 million investment is expected to create 60 new jobs in Laurens County over the next five years.
In an effort to meet increased customer demand, D&W is investing in equipment and machinery upgrades at its 650,000-square-foot Laurens County facility, which is located at 1372 N. Old Laurens Road in Fountain Inn. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the summer of 2016.
“With the company’s long history of leadership and success in the industry and its most recent expansion at the Fountain Inn location, D&W Fine Pack remains committed to investing in the latest innovations, skilled employees and business partnerships that will not only strengthen its competitive advantage in the marketplace, but help generate new opportunities for employment, economic development and community relationships within the area,” D&W Fine Pack President/CEO Kevin Andrews said.
Established in 2010 and headquartered in Illinois, D&W manufactures a wide range of products for the foodservice and food packaging industries. With facilities in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Nebraska, the company employs more than 1,700 workers across the U.S.
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry is growing so quickly because the people who make up our world-class workforce have proven to the world that they can do any job that is asked of them, and do it well. This $20 million investment from D&W, and the 60 new jobs it will create in Laurens County, is a reason to celebrate in every part of South Carolina,” said Governor Nikki Haley.