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Luray Peanut Expands Hampton County, South Carolina, Operations

Luray Peanut Co., a producer of packaged boiled peanuts, plans to expand its operations in Hampton County, South Carolina. The $5.25 million project is expected to create 16 jobs.

The expansion is scheduled for completion by December 2024.

“We are looking forward to moving a portion of our business into South Carolina. This will allow us to be able to create and expand on new and existing product lines. We are grateful for the continued support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. We look forward to bringing our peanut products home,” Luray Peanut Co. Chief Executive Officer Lauren Marcinkoski said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $50,000 Set-Aside grant to Hampton County to assist with the cost of building improvements.

“Congratulations to Luray Peanut Co. on this expansion into new product lines. The agribusiness industry in South Carolina has always been integral to our economy, from small businesses to large-scale operations. We value Luray Peanut Co.’s decision to grow its company in our state,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

Luray Peanut Co.’s original recipe and Cajun boiled peanut products are available for purchase in convenience stores, grocery stores and stadiums.

“Luray Peanut Co. is another great agribusiness locating in the SouthernCarolina Alliance region, and we appreciate their investment in the people of Hampton County. We are proud that this fine company will be producing their popular food products here in our part of South Carolina,” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls added.

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