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Effingham Pellets Locates Manufacturing Plant in Florence County, South Carolina

Effingham Pellets, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Company, will invest $5.4 million to establish operations in Florence County, South Carolina.

A newly formed company, Effingham Pellets is a wood pellet manufacturer and distributor that supplies wood pellets for export sale to Europe.

"We are excited to begin operations in Florence County, where we will be able to produce power solutions that promote sustainability on an international scale. Effingham Pellets, LLC looks forward to being an important partner to Charles Ingram Lumber Company and the community as a whole,” an Effingham Pellets spokesperson said.

"We are proud to celebrate Effingham Pellets, LLC's investment in South Carolina and our people. Anytime a company is able to set up shop here, it proves what we already know - that we have one of the most competitive business environments in the world and a workforce that can get the job done,” Governor Henry McMaster noted.

"In South Carolina, we know how to make things. Effingham Pellets, LLC's decision to establish operations here generates even more momentum for our state's manufacturing sector, which continues to grow and produce more jobs for South Carolinians,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

"Maintaining a quality business climate is one of the main goals of Florence County Economic Development Partnership. When two industries are able to collaborate for the betterment of the county, as is the case with Effingham Pellets, LLC and Charles Ingram Lumber Company, that's an indication that we are succeeding. We are happy to welcome Effingham Pellets, LLC to this community,” said Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Joe W. "Rocky" Pearce.

The company will produce wood pellets to be burned in place of coal at power plants across the continent. Operations are expected to be online by June 2021.

"Sustainability is an initiative the state of South Carolina is proud to support. Effingham Pellets, with its use of previously unused material, is the right step for a greener, more environmentally friendly future for Florence County,” S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman said.

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