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Quality Farms Plans $1.9 Million Southeastern Operations Center In Mullins, South Carolina

A processor and convertor of wine and beer waste into fuel-grade ethanol and livestock feed, Quality Farms, will invest $1.9 million to establish operations in Mullins, South Carolina, with plans to create of 27 jobs in Marion County.

Its facility in Marion County will provide Quality Farms with the opportunity to create a presence in the Southeastern United States. Located at 6424 E. Highway 76 in Mullins, the 294,243 square-foot building will house equipment to break glass, crush aluminum, and bale the packaging materials for shipping or pickup. This process results in a significant reduction of waste currently directed to landfills. While Quality Farms will lease space and operate out of the same facility as another business, they are not connected.

"We investigated several locations in the Southeast for our expansion. However, because of the energy and excitement of the Economic Development Director in Marion County, we chose to locate in Mullins, South Carolina. Because of the positive responsiveness, I feel we can foster a long-term partnership with the community for future success and growth,” said Quality Farms President Richard Grow.

Founded in 2011 in Dayton, Ohio, Quality Farms was established to provide beer, wine and spirit product destruction and recycling services to the beverage industry. Offering an alternative to landfills that reverses negative revenue, Quality Farms ensures its clients’ compliance while reclaiming more than 90% of the unusable total beverage product and minimizing the environmental footprint.

As an incentive, Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $75,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant to be used as reimbursement for the costs of real property improvements.

"We are always looking to partner with innovative companies like Quality Farms, and we are excited to welcome them to Marion County. Quality Farms’ decision to establish their first southeastern facility in South Carolina is a great sign for our state and this local community,” Governor Nikki Haley said.


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