Pie Man opening manufacturing plant in Georgetown Co.

(Source: www.thecharlestonpieman.com)
(Source: www.thecharlestonpieman.com)

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - A Charleston-based pie company is expanding operations and planning to bring 80 new jobs to Georgetown County.

The Charleston Pie Man LLC announced Wednesday it was investing $500,000 in a new manufacturing operation to assemble and prepare its pies. The investment is expected to generate 80 new jobs.

"Demand for the pies has grown quickly, and I expect it to continue to grow as we enter more markets," said Toby Simmons, owner and founder of The Charleston Pie Man. "This new facility will allow us to meet demand and get our pies to our customers wherever they might be. This new manufacturing operation represents an important first step for us, and we look forward to growing here."

The company has leased two facilities in the area - one in Pawleys Island and the other in Georgetown. The company plans to build on its regional pie business and enter markets all across the U.S.

The Charleston Pie Man is in the process of hiring for the positions now. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the Georgetown Workforce Center at 843-546-8581 or the company at 843-314-3570, or by fax at 843-314-3571.

Simmons began company making his pies at home and selling them at local farmers markets, later opening a bakery in Charleston. For more information about the company, visit www.thecharlestonpieman.com.

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