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South Atlantic Canners Expands Bishopville, South Carolina, Operations

South Atlantic Canners, Inc., a Coca-Cola production cooperative that includes several Coca-Cola distributors, plans to expand its operations in Lee County, South Carolina. The $28.7 million project is expected to create 15 jobs over the next five years.

Located at 601 Cousar Street in Bishopville, the company will renovate its existing facility and add new equipment. The expansion is scheduled for completion in December 2027.

“This investment reinforces the commitment of Coca-Cola distributors to manufacture our products in Lee County and South Carolina. This investment will positively impact our ability to serve our team, customers and communities, and hopefully encourages future economic development in the region,” South Atlantic Canners, Inc. Senior Plant Director Troy Santoscoy said.

South Atlantic Canners is managed by Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc., the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. distributes and produces more than 300 brands and flavors of beverages across 14 states and Washington, D.C., to more than 60 million people.

“We are proud to announce South Atlantic Canners’ second expansion in Lee County. Anytime an existing industry continues to grow in the state, it proves that South Carolina provides a competitive business environment where companies find sustained success,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

“South Atlantic Canners’ decision to expand at its Bishopville facility speaks volumes about our ability to support companies in our region. They have proven themselves as a dynamic partner and employer, and we are committed to the same level of excellence, providing ample support, eager talent and enthusiastic community leadership and buy-in,” TheLINK Economic Development Alliance Board Chairman Gordon Eckley added.

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