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McEntire Produce Upgrades Columbia, South Carolina, Operations

McEntire Produce, a full-service fresh produce supplier, plans to upgrade its operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The $26.2 million project is expected to create 40 jobs.

The investment at the company’s existing facility will include automation advancements that will improve production capacity. “The McEntire family is pleased to further invest in its Richland County manufacturing facility. The investments planned over the next five years will improve the capacity, enable customer expansion and create more jobs for South Carolinians,” McEntire Produce President and CEO Carter McEntire said.

“South Carolina has a rich history in agribusiness, and thriving companies like McEntire Produce are a huge reason why this industry continues to flourish in our state. Congratulations on this impressive $26.2 million investment in Richland County,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

McEntire Produce is a family-owned fresh produce processor, repacker and wholesaler. The company also handles the general processing of lettuce, tomatoes, onions and coleslaw mix for numerous fast-food restaurants.

“McEntire Produce’s expansion will create more agribusiness jobs for South Carolinians and more opportunities for South Carolina farmers. I’m glad to see this respected, multi-generational local business solidifying its commitment to our state,” added South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers.

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