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SC: Red Bone Alley Foods Expanding Florence County Operations

20 Mar, 2015


Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC, a company that provides fresh and innovative South Carolina regional cuisine is expanding its operations in Florence County. The $3.5 million investment will establish sauce, marinade and spice production manufacturing operations, creating an expected 45 new jobs in Florence, S.C.

Established in 1993 with the opening of the Redbone Alley Restaurant & Bar in Florence, S.C., Red Bone Alley Foods has grown tremendously. More than just a restaurant, the company developed into a provider of food products sold in grocery outlets nationwide. In fact, the Red Bone Alley's brand is marketed in more than 5,000 retail locations across all 50 states.

The company's new Florence County facility, a 15,000-square-foot building located at 198 NB Baroody Street in Florence, will focus on the production of sauces, marinades and spices. Previously, the company manufactured these products at facilities in Texas and California.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin this month. Those interested in joining the Red Bone Alley team should visit the company's careers page online. For more information on Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC, please visit www.redbonefoods.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $450,000 set aside grant to Florence County to assist with the cost of real property improvements related to the project.

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"We are more than excited to finally bring our production capabilities back home to South Carolina. After all, there's just something special about the taste of home-made food." -Red Bone Alley Owner Dale Barth

"For Red Bone to start out as a restaurant in Florence and come back to South Carolina as a company doing business all around the country is a success story that we can all celebrate. Red Bone's decision to expand and create 45 new jobs in its home state will make a real difference in Florence, and we couldn't be more excited to watch this company continue to grow here for many years to come." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, so it's always inspiring to see the dreams of small business owners come to fruition. Congratulations to Red Bone Alley Foods on this expansion and more than 20 years of success in the Palmetto State." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"I am proud that Red Bone Alley, since its inception, has been one of the strongest supporters of Certified South Carolina products throughout the state.  I am pleased that Dale Barth's commitment to local foods and the freshest ingredients will not only apply to the restaurant but with the expansion of their bottling operation.  They are commended for their further investment in South Carolina's agribusiness industry in all it represents for small farmers." -Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers

"Congratulations to Florence's own Red Bone Alley on the expansion of their business! Their fresh and innovative South Carolina cuisine has been a staple in our town and we are fortunate they have decided to locate the production of their local culinary products here. I thank Florence County Economic Development Partnership for their partnership with Red Bone Alley.  This organization continues to improve our local economy by supporting local enterprises and attracting new ones." -S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman

"Congratulations to Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC. This is a fine example of a local business showing confidence in Florence County's economy through expansion." -Florence County Council Chairman Roger Poston

"I applaud Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC everyone who pitched in to make this deal possible, and moreover, Red Bone Alley for continually investing in our workforce. Every job counts." -City of Florence Mayor Stephen Wikela

"We are happy to welcome Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC home. The company started here and has flourished.   It doesn't get more local than this." -Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Frank J. "Buddy" Brand

FIVE FAST FACTS

·         Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC is expanding with the establishment of food production operations in Florence County.

·         $3.5 million investment creating 45 new jobs.

·         Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC was founded in 1993 with the opening of the Redbone Alley Restaurant and Bar in Florence, S.C.

·         This new production facility is located at 198 NB Baroody Street in Florence, S.C.

·         Those interested in joining the Red Bone Alley team should visit the company's careers page online.

 

 

About Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC

Established in 1993 with the opening of the Redbone Alley Restaurant & Bar in Florence, S.C., Red Bone Alley Foods is dedicated to offering its customers the freshest food possible. For more information on Red Bone Alley Foods, LLC, please visit www.redbonefoods.com.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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