Published July 20, 2012
McCall Farms Inc., a producer of Southern canned and frozen vegetables, announced Thursday the expansion of its existing operations in Florence County. The $10.6 million investment is expected to generate 80 new jobs over the next three years.
“Our business has grown significantly and we have a wider reach than ever. South Carolina has been a great home for our company, providing an excellent business environment and a fantastic workforce. We look forward to continuing to build on our success and appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Marion Swink, president of McCall Farms.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the company, which will be available when hiring targets are met.
“Agribusiness continues to be the bright spot in South Carolina’s economy, adding new investments and creating jobs. The McCall Farms announcement is another great example of that,” said South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.
The company’s operations currently employ nearly 850 people, according to state Sen. Hugh K. Leatherman.
McCall Farms has been growing food for more than 170 years. The company farms and cans tomatoes, okra, corn, squash, beans, peas, peaches, peanuts, greens and more. Its products are sold throughout the United States. The produce is grown on McCall's 2,000-acre farm in Effingham; it also contracts with farmers in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas for another 15,000 acres. The company manufactures about 40 different products under the Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods and Peanut Patch brands, as well as private-label and foodservice products.
Anyone interested in job opportunities with McCall Farms is asked to contact Carolina Staffing at 843-679-0001.