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McCall Farms announces new $4 million facility opening in Florence County

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – McCall Farms is expanding its operation in Florence County in July with a new $4 million production facility that is projected to generate 25 new jobs in Effingham, SC, over the next five years.

The South Carolina-based manufacture was founded by James McCall in 1838 and produces Glory Foods, Margaret Holmes, Bruce’s Yams and Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, according to a news release from Lou Hammond & Associates, marketing communications company for McCall Farms.

“As we continue to grow and improve our manufacturing capabilities at McCall Farms, our relationships with local farmers are as important as ever,” McCall Farms Marketing Director Annie Ham expressed. For more than 177 years, we’ve partnered with farmers across the Southeast with the goal of delivering the freshest, highest-quality foods to our customers. With this expansion, we look forward to continuing these vital partnerships, as well as increasing our farming network to include additional farms throughout South Carolina.”

The new facility will consolidate all operations for Bruce’s Yams in addition to doubling McCall Farm’s overall manufacturing capacity.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called the investment a win for Florence County and South Carolina.

“McCall Farms is the perfect example of one of South Carolina’s homegrown companies that continues to find success here, and we couldn’t be more proud that they have once again decided to expand operations in our state,” SC Gov. Nikki Haley said.

The company grows its Southern-style products on 2,000 acres of family farmland in Effingham and also has an extra 18,000 acres contracted in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia, the release stated.

“As we continue to build upon South Carolina’s number one industry, agribusiness, it is value-added opportunities like these, which give farmers throughout the state additional opportunities for growth and success,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers.

Many South Carolina leaders are excited about the company’s expansion and offered their congratulations.

“McCall Farms is not only a leader in South Carolina’s agricultural community, but they’re also a respected name in our business community as a whole,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt explained. “I’m pleased to offer my congratulations on yet another expansion and look forward to McCall’s continued success in the Palmetto State.”

Hugh K. Leatherman, SC Senate President Pro Tempore, said the company’s growth highlights the great things happening in South Carolina’s agribusiness.

“We celebrate their commitment to South Carolina farmers and the delivery of the freshest local foods to their customers,” said Roger Poston, Florence County Council Chairman.

Buddy Brand, Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman, said McCall Farms is the epitome of the “good corporate citizen.”

McCall Farms also expanded in 2013; click here to view that WMBF News story  http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24209090/mccall-farms-expands-bringing-more-jobs-to-florence-county

For additional information about McCall Farms, visit www.margaretholmes.com, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/McCall-Farms/121033227947737?fref=ts or call (843)-662-2223.

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