Ridgeland Pellet Company, LLC announced plans to launch new manufacturing operations in Jasper County. The company's $8.1 million investment is projected to create 27 new jobs over the next five years.
A manufacturer of wood pellets used in home heating fuel, alternative industrial energy and equine bedding, Ridgeland Pellet Company will purchase an existing manufacturing facility located at 579 Nimmer Turf Road in Ridgeland, S.C. The company will be making improvements to existing buildings and expanding its capabilities with additional structures, machinery and equipment.
Ridgeland Pellet Company's new operations are expected to come online later this quarter, and hiring is slated to begin around the same time. Interested applicants should contact CharlesKnight8@yahoo.com for more information.
"Ridgeland Pellet Company, LLC will manufacture biomass fuel pellets in the Ridgeland community for export to European markets pursuant to a long-term contract. We are excited about the opportunity to help grow existing industry in Jasper County, as well as the nearby port infrastructure and the proximity of this project to a number of sawmills that will provide the necessary wood chips and other raw materials for our company." -Ridgeland Pellet Company, LLC CEO Charles W. Knight
"We are poud to celebrate Ridgeland Pellet Company's investment in South Carolina and our people. Anytime a company is able to set up shop here, it proves what we already know - that we have one of the most competitive business environments in the world and a workforce that can get the job done." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"We're always excited to see companies investing in our state and specifically in our rural areas, such as Jasper County. Today's announcement is a testament to the thriving business climate that we've created in South Carolina, which gives new companies the best opportunity to succeed." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"We welcome Ridgeland Pellet Company to our county's industrial community. Their $8.1 million investment and the new jobs they will create over the next five years will be a boon to our local economy, helping to lower the overall tax burden on our citizens' residences and automobiles. Jasper County Council will continue to work with our new and existing industries to create the best possible environment for business." -Jasper County Council Chairman Tom Johnson
"The town of Ridgeland appreciates the investment and jobs that Ridgeland Pellet Company will bring to our community. We welcome companies that manufacture sustainable products to improve our future." -Ridgeland Mayor Joey Malphrus
"Ridgeland Pellet Company is a green industry, manufacturing an alternative fuel product that will create new jobs in our rural area. The company will be a great asset to our region, where forest products are a critical part of our regional economy. We congratulate the company on choosing Ridgeland, where every job created brings prosperity to a family." -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
Five Fast Facts
- Ridgeland Pellet Company, LLC is launching new manufacturing operations in Jasper County.
- $8.1 million investment to create 27 new jobsover the next five years.
- Ridgeland Pellet Company is a manufacturer of wood pellets used in a variety of applications.
- The company will be renovating an existing facility located at 579 Nimmer Turf Road in Ridgeland, S.C.
Ridgeland Pellet Company's new operations are expected to come online later this quarter.
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. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.