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Prestage Farms Plans Kershaw County, South Carolina, Processing Plant

Prestage Farms of South Carolina, a division of Prestage Farms, plans to construct a new processing facility at Governor’s Hill Industrial Park in Camden, South Carolina. The $150 million investment will create 292 new jobs in Kershaw County.

Expected to be completed by the end of 2022, the new processing center will be the company’s second facility in the county. The location will process poultry products using state-of-the-art technology and high levels of automation and utilize technologies that will increase sanitation and the shelf life of products.

“We are proud and excited to announce the expansion of our operations here in South Carolina where we’ve been doing business since 1994. We are grateful for the strong state and local support we’ve received for this project, and we look forward to success with all of our partners for many years to come,” Prestage Farms President Dr. Ron Prestage said.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The Council also awarded Kershaw County a $1.2 million Set-Aside Fund grant to assist with project costs.

“The Palmetto State has a rich history in agribusiness, and today’s announcement by Prestage Farms of South Carolina shows that this industry continues to flourish. The $150 million investment and 292 new jobs underscore the company’s commitment to Kershaw County and to South Carolina, and we look forward to our continued partnership,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Founded in 1983, Prestage Farms is a family-owned, family-led producer of quality pork and poultry products. With facilities in seven states and more than 2,700 employees, Prestage Farms has operated in South Carolina since 1994.

“Thank you, Prestage Farms of South Carolina, LLC, for your dedication to Kershaw County. Food and jobs help fuel our communities, and investments like today’s announcement bring both of those things home. We are excited for the future of Prestage Farms of South Carolina and celebrate today’s win alongside our friends and partners in Kershaw and the state,” Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam said.

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