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SC: Sun City Produce to Open New Distribution Center, Hire 81

26 Feb, 2016


Sun City Produce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Commodities, Inc., is establishing operations in Greenville County. The project is expected to create 81 new jobs in Piedmont, S.C. over the next five years.

Headquartered in Pompano Beach, Fla., Sun Commodities, Inc., which operates as the Sun Group of Companies, is a privately held organization majority-owned by Hillandale Farms. As a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, the firm is aiming to expand its growing retail market across the Southeast in the coming years.

To support this mission, Sun Commodities' subsidiary, Sun City Produce is establishing distribution operations in Greenville County. Located within the Matrix Industrial Park at 920 Matrix Parkway in Piedmont, the 113,000-square-foot facility is expected to generate 81 new jobs.

Hiring for the new positions is currently underway. Those interested in joining the Sun City Produce team should visit the company's career page online. Applicants may apply for the open positions at http://suncitygroupofcompanies.hirecentric.com/jobs.

QUOTES

"We at Sun City Produce Company are very excited with the opportunity Greenville has provided us to expand our business. The bustling growth, as well as the economic stability and infrastructure, were the key factors in establishing our Southeastern distribution facility. Being new to the state, we are eager to partner with the Greenville Area Development Corporation to further strengthen the opportunities for our workforce, so we may achieve continuous growth." -Sun City Produce Company Executive Vice President Kyle Cummings

"Agriculture is, and always has been, South Carolina's top industry, and along with so many other industries in our state, it continues to grow with great companies like Sun City Produce choosing our state as a place to call home. The 81 new jobs this investment will create will make a real difference in Greenville County, and we look forward to seeing Sun City thrive here for many years to come." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"As our state's largest industry, agribusiness has an annual economic impact of more than $41.7 billion, and today, we're proud to celebrate yet another win for that successful industry. I offer my congratulations to Sun City Produce for establishing operations in the Upstate and look forward to supporting them in the years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are seeing an increasing number of distributors become contributing members of the Greenville economy, and we are pleased that Sun City Produce has selected the Matrix Industrial Park as a location that will provide the resources needed to be successful." -Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Sun City Produce is establishing operations in Greenville County.
  • The project is expected to create 81 new jobs.
  • Sun City Produce is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Commodities, Inc., which is majority-owned by Hillandale Farms.
  • The company's Greenville County operations will be housed at 920 Matrix Parkway in Piedmont, S.C.

Those interested in joining the Sun City Produce team should visit the company's career page online.

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 BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars 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. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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