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McEntire Produce to bolster local economy with $26.2 million expansion in Richland County

Richland County, South Carolina – McEntire Produce, a major supplier of fresh produce, plans to grow its operations in Richland County with a big investment that will bring it up to date and improve its production capabilities. This is considered to be a boost for the local economy. The family-owned company, which has been in the neighborhood since 1938, said it would spend $26.2 million to improve its building at 2040 American Italian Way in Columbia. This expansion is projected to bring 40 new jobs to the area.

The investment should increase the capacity

The investment will mostly go toward making the current facility more automated. This is expected to greatly increase the company’s output capacity. This change comes as part of McEntire Produce’s plan to encourage growth and new ideas in its business.

“The McEntire family is pleased to make further investments in its Richland County manufacturing facility,” Carter McEntire, President and CEO of McEntire Produce, said in the news release. “The investments that are planned for the next five years will increase capacity, allow customers to grow, and give more jobs to people in South Carolina.”

Over the years, McEntire Produce has been preparing, repackaging, and selling fresh produce in bulk. The company mostly works with fast food restaurants and does basic processing on lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and coleslaw mix. This expansion is a testament to McEntire Produce’s dedication to excellence and its commitment to the community it has served for decades.

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The development will be divided into several phases over the next five years

The phased development of the facility is set to take place over the next five years. This is a long-term investment in the company’s future and Richland County’s economy. Hugh Weathers, the commissioner of agriculture for South Carolina, was excited about the project and talked about how it could help the state’s agriculture industry.

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“The growth of McCEntire Produce will create more agribusiness jobs for South Carolinians and more chances for South Carolina farmers,” Hugh Weathers, the commissioner of agriculture for South Carolina, said in the release. I’m glad to see that this well-known, family-run local business is recommitting to our state.

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Not only does this expansion seem to be beneficial for McEntire Produce, it also represents a big investment in the future of South Carolina’s farming business and workforce. McEntire Produce is becoming a bigger and more important part of the region’s economy by expanding and coming up with new ideas. It brings new jobs and opportunities to Richland County and beyond.

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