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Perdue Farms Invests $25 Million In Dillon County Expansion

Apr 10, 2019 09:57AM
The S.C. Department of Commerce and Governor Henry McMaster announced that Perdue Farms has completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, creating 100 additional jobs. The company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for retail and food service customers.

Located at 2047 Highway 9 West in Dillon, Perdue Farms expanded its portioning and marinating operations, added a state-of-the-art shipping cooler, installed an automated pallet storage system, and constructed office space to occupy more than 28,000 square feet at the existing facility.

Since 1992, Perdue Farms has created more than 1,200 jobs in the Pee Dee region. A hatchery and live production office, in Dillon, provides support to more than 95 poultry farmers who supply Perdue Farms and more than 100 farmers who, specifically, supply grains to the company.

Those interested in joining the Perdue Farms team should visit www.perduefarms.com.

A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Dillon County to assist with costs associated with site preparation and building construction.

"The expansion will help us meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever chicken products, and maintain the high level of customer service and reliability our customers in South Carolina and across the country expect from Perdue," said Randy Day, Perdue Farms CEO. "We're proud to add to the economic growth here in the Pee Dee region, and we're grateful to Gov. Henry McMaster, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and Dillon County for their support and leadership."