Gehl Foods, a leading food and beverage manufacturing company, plans to establish operations in Walterboro, South Carolina. The $46 million project is expected to create 106 jobs in Colleton County.
Located at 181 Crescent Way, the company has opened Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast, its first East Coast location. Gehl Foods also has facilities in the Midwest (Gehl Food & Beverage) and the West Coast (California Natural Products).
“Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast is an ideal fit for further building on our growth in shelf-stable beverages while maximizing our supply chain. We look forward to the many opportunities that will come with the addition of our newest location in Walterboro,” said Gehl Foods CEO Craig Lemieux.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project as an incentive.
“South Carolina has a proud tradition in agribusiness, and we welcome Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast to the growing roster of businesses within that sector. We look forward to the great work they will accomplish here for many years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.
Founded in 1896, Gehl Food & Beverage Companies is a market-leading producer of dairy-based and dairy alternative shelf-stable beverages, cheese sauces, soups, broths, teas, wine and spirits and much more.
“On behalf of our state’s booming agribusiness industry, I’m pleased to welcome Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast to South Carolina. This storied agribusiness company will enhance our reputation as a great place for food manufacturing, along with creating new jobs,” noted South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.
“Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast will be a great addition to our diverse manufacturing and processing community, and we welcome them to the SouthernCarolina region of South Carolina. We look forward to working with the company and supporting their operations. Congratulations to Colleton County,” added SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.