MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A company is set to invest nearly $2 million and create 27 new jobs in Mullins, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The investment of Quality Farms, a processor and convertor of wine and beer waste into fuel-grade ethanol and livestock feed, establishing operations in Marion County came Tuesday.
The company was founded in 2011 in Dayton, Ohio, according to a news release issued by the department.
The following information was issued in a news release by the state department:
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 percent of the unusable total beverage product and minimizing the environmental footprint.
To date in 2014, Quality Farms' existing Ohio operations have processed more than 12.4 million pounds of product, successfully diverting materials initially bound for landfills. The company's South Carolina operations are expected to yield similar results.
The facility will be 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, according to officials.
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.