Performance Foodservice, a division of Performance Food Group and one of the largest foodservice distributors in the nation, plans to expand operations in Florence, South Carolina. The more than $11 million investment will create 150 new jobs.
The company’s expansion, expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022, will enhance the company’s servicing capacity, include the purchase of new equipment and increase dry goods storage.
“We appreciate the support we’ve received from Florence County and South Carolina for this expansion and throughout our years as a member of this wonderful community. Having local touchpoints is an important part of Performance Foodservice’s customer-centric approach. We are excited to be growing to better serve our customers and about adding more great, local talent to our workforce,” said Performance Foodservice – Florence President Rick Wilder.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. Florence County was also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to the project.
“This expansion is a wonderful example of how companies continue to flourish in Florence County. The county’s proximity to two major interstates allows Performance Foodservice to quickly meet the needs of their customers. We are excited for their continued growth and the local jobs that will be created,” Florence County Council Chairman Willard Dorriety Jr. noted.