Santa Cruz Nutritionals, a leading manufacturer of enhanced confectionery delivery systems and subsidiary of Santa Cruz Healthcare, plans to expand operations in Sumter, South Carolina. The $84 million investment will create 164 new jobs.
SCN's expansion includes a 24,000-square-foot packaging and employee facility as well as a 120,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center. The expansion is expected to be completed by December 2024.
As an incentive, The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
"We are excited to partner with the state of South Carolina, Sumter County and Sumter Economic Development in building and creating the world-class standard for Vitamin, Mineral, Supplement (VMS) gummy manufacturing facilities. This investment serves to grow our capacity to deliver enjoyable health and wellness nutritional supplements. More importantly, it serves our broader mission to holistically improve lives through the innovative products we produce and the growth opportunities they present both for our partners and local community,” said Santa Cruz Healthcare CEO Carlyn Solomon.
"This region continues to develop strong national and international ties by showcasing its ability to host and provide companies with the essential ingredients for its success. That, coupled with a durable workforce and dedicated leadership, catapults TheLINK region as we recruit and expand industries. We are delighted by Santa Cruz Nutritionals' expansion announcement,” said TheLINK Economic Development Alliance Chairman Gordon Eckley.
The company uses research and science to develop gummy vitamins such as calcium, fiber and other supplements for the functional food and nutraceutical markets. Additionally, the company produces a wide range of products for a number of branded industrial and retail partners.
"A strong industrial sector speaks to the strength of your community and economy. We are overjoyed that Santa Cruz Nutritionals recognizes our capability to provide the workforce and support needed to bolster a company of its magnitude and look forward to their continued growth and community engagement,” Sumter Economic Development Chairman Greg A. Thompson said.