The South Carolina Department of Commerce and York County announced that Carolina Ingredients Inc. will locate its new facility in York County. The more than $4 million investment is expected to create 25 jobs, and up to a total of 45 new jobs over the next five years.
“Our company has seen substantial growth over the years and this new facility will allow us to continue to expand and meet rising customer demand. York County and Rock Hill provide the perfect fit for our operations, with an excellent business environment and labor force. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Doug Meyer-Cuno, president of Carolina Ingredients.
The company is a custom blender of spices and food ingredients for the commercial food industry, and will open its new facility in an existing building in Rock Hill. The company plans to have the facility outfitted and ready to start operations by Dec. 1.
“Carolina Ingredients has nearly two decades of experience in meeting customer needs in the food service industry. The company’s decision to locate its new facility in South Carolina is a strong indication that our business-friendly climate and strong workforce are working to attract new investment and create new job opportunities for South Carolinians. Thanks to the team effort of state and local officials, York County will benefit from this investment now and in the future,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.
York County Council Chairman Buddy Motz said, “Carolina Ingredients is the kind of resilient and innovative company that will prosper in any economic environment. York County actively seeks to recruit business exactly like Carolina Ingredients and is proud to add them to our growing corporate community.”
Carolina Ingredients expects to begin the hiring process for the positions in December, and continue hiring through January.
Headquartered in Pineville, N.C., Carolina Ingredients offers custom blending and ingredient distribution services to support food-related companies throughout the United States. Customer ingredient needs are met through the company’s comprehensive warehouse and inventory department, supported by an extensive network of suppliers. For more information about Carolina Ingredients Inc., please visit www.carolinaingredients.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
The S.C. Department of Commerce works closely with economic development professionals throughout the state to recruit new jobs and investments and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has been recognized for its success in the areas of job creation and economic impact by Area Development magazine and Southern Business and Development magazine. The S.C. Department of Commerce was one of 10 state economic development organizations to receive Area Development’s Silver Shovel Award in 2009 and Commerce ranked number two in the country in points per million residents by Southern Business and Development for the state’s 2008 job recruitment efforts. In addition to job and investment recruitment, the agency provides a range of business support services, offers grants for community development and infrastructure improvements, and provides tools to enhance workforce skills. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.