Southeast Frozen Foods, a company that provides retail distribution to grocery stores and cold storage for processors, manufacturers and distributors, is expanding its operations in Gaston, South Carolina. This new expansion will result in a capital investment of $6 million and create 30 new jobs in Calhoun County.
This is Southeast Frozen Foods’ third expansion over the last eight years, representing more than $20 million in cumulative capital investments and more than 100 jobs created, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. Located on 17 acres in Gaston., Southeast Frozen Foods distributes frozen and refrigerated foods to hundreds of retail grocery stores and provides cold storage services to processors and manufacturers of quality South Carolina food products.
With this project, the company will be expanding the total square footage at its Gaston facility to more than 200,000 square feet. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the summer of 2016.
“We’re proud to announce yet another expansion and are proud to be a part of this community. We’d like to thank the Department of Commerce and Calhoun County for their continued commitment throughout this process,” said Southeast Frozen Foods President/CEO Rich Bauer said.
“Southeast Frozen Foods’ commitment to both the local community in Gaston and our state as a whole is something we are extremely proud of. This investment of $6 million, and the 30 new jobs it means for Calhoun County, is a huge win for Team South Carolina, and we congratulate Southeast Frozen Foods on their continued success there,” Governor Nikki Haley noted.
“Calhoun County has always shown that low taxes, reasonable regulation and a business-friendly environment not only prime areas for new investments, but expansions as well. This expansion by Southeast Frozen Foods is a clear illustration that our industries view Calhoun County not just as a location for brick and mortar to be built, but also as a permanent home. We applaud Southeast Frozen Foods for its continued and growing investment into Calhoun County,” said Calhoun County Council Chairman David K. Summers, Jr.