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Tomahawk Processing Plans Laurens, South Carolina, Packaging-Processing Operations

Food forming equipment manufacturer Tomahawk Processing plans to establish operations in Laurens County, South Carolina. The $5 million project is expected to create 26 jobs.

The new U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected processing facility, located at 5336 Metric Road, will provide beef processing and packing services. Operations are scheduled for the first quarter of 2025.

"My partners and I are thrilled to announce that Tomahawk Processing will be locating in Laurens County, South Carolina. We look forward to partnering with South Carolina producers to help bring local beef direct to consumers. We want to thank the Laurens County Council, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Laurens County Economic Development Corporation for all the hard work in helping to bring this investment to Laurens County. With a special thanks to Senator Danny Verdin and Tom Brooks, City Manager of Clinton, for helping start the dialogue that led to this decision,” said Tomahawk Processing Managing Partner Platt Moore.

Tomahawk Manufacturing designs and manufactures food forming equipment, accessories, parts and tooling for processors. Headquartered in Plymouth, Wisconsin, the company has additional offices in the Netherlands and works in cooperation with a network of Sales and Service Partners around the world.

“South Carolina’s dynamic agribusiness sector continues to attract new companies like Tomahawk Processing. We celebrate the opportunities this announcement represents for Laurens County and look forward to this company’s success within our borders,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

“The lack of in-state processing capacity is probably the No. 1 concern I hear from beef producers in South Carolina, so this project is a big deal. This qualified team with South Carolina roots will help strengthen the agribusiness industry in our state,” South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers added.

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