McCall Farms start construction on $35 million expansion - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

McCall Farms start construction on $35 million expansion

Construction has started on the new McCall Farms warehouse. (Source: WMBF News) Construction has started on the new McCall Farms warehouse. (Source: WMBF News)
McCall Farms cans are already stored in the under-construction warehouse. (Source: WMBF News) McCall Farms cans are already stored in the under-construction warehouse. (Source: WMBF News)

FLORENCE COUNTY (WMBF) - Construction is already underway on the new expansion for McCall Farms.

A huge warehouse currently being built is only the beginning of the $35 million expansion taking place at the current facility in Florence County.

According to Florence County leaders, McCall Farms continues to be a major contributor to the area's economic growth since it was founded in Effingham, S.C., in 1838.

“It’s going to continue to grow and continue to employ a bunch of people in our community for better lifestyle and that’s huge. And it’s great to see companies that have been here for a long time expand,” Frank Brand, chairman of Florence County Economic Development, said.

In 2015, McCall Farms' $4 million expansion generated 25 new jobs in Florence County. The latest expansion announced Wednesday will add on 150 new jobs to the current 900 jobs at the Effingham facility.

Woody Swink, McCall Farms co-president, said he’s excited to continue to invest in the community where it all started.

“It’s going to be more jobs for our company and for this area,” Swink said. “It’s going to be more produce that’ll be given to local growers. It’s just going to be a really good impact to Florence County.”

The new construction will house operations for the new food brands McCall Farms acquired.

Swank said the reason McCall Farms continues to invest in Florence County is simply because of the people.

“All of our people are just great, great people and we’re so lucky to have them. It’s just a great place to be dealing with the people that are in this area,” Swank said.

Construction for the new expansion is expected to be complete by early 2019. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the third quarter of 2018. Interested applicants can click here for more information.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Andrews men sentenced to 10 years for stealing 45 packs of cigarettes

    Andrews men sentenced to 10 years for stealing 45 packs of cigarettes

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:57 PM EST2018-01-18 18:57:21 GMT
    Sharon Levi McCray. (Source: Horry County Government)Sharon Levi McCray. (Source: Horry County Government)

    An Andrews man pleaded guilty Thursday to burglarizing a store in Andrews by breaking the front door with a concrete block and stealing 45 packs of cigarettes.

    More >>

    An Andrews man pleaded guilty Thursday to burglarizing a store in Andrews by breaking the front door with a concrete block and stealing 45 packs of cigarettes.

    More >>
  • FBI offering up to $30,000 for information related to deaths of three Lumberton women

    FBI offering up to $30,000 for information related to deaths of three Lumberton women

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-01-18 18:14:30 GMT
    Source: FBI Charlotte DivisionSource: FBI Charlotte Division

    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information regarding the circumstances that led to the deaths of Christina Bennett, Rhonda Jones and Megan Oxendine, according to a press release from the FBI Charlotte Division.

    More >>

    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information regarding the circumstances that led to the deaths of Christina Bennett, Rhonda Jones and Megan Oxendine, according to a press release from the FBI Charlotte Division.

    More >>
  • Fifth suspect in Christmas Eve murder in Lake City arrested in Ohio

    Fifth suspect in Christmas Eve murder in Lake City arrested in Ohio

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:57 PM EST2018-01-18 17:57:15 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    The fifth and final suspect wanted in connection with the Christmas Eve murder of a Lake City man was taken into custody in Columbus, Ohio on January 12. Justin Marquise Pringle, 21, was charged with four other men in the murder of 74-year-old Johnny Cameron on December 24, 2017 at the victim’s home on Old Georgetown Road in Lake City, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

    More >>

    The fifth and final suspect wanted in connection with the Christmas Eve murder of a Lake City man was taken into custody in Columbus, Ohio on January 12. Justin Marquise Pringle, 21, was charged with four other men in the murder of 74-year-old Johnny Cameron on December 24, 2017 at the victim’s home on Old Georgetown Road in Lake City, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly