Specialty food manufacturer Palace Foods is investing $5 million in a new operation in McCormick County that is expected to create at least 30 jobs.
The 20,000-square-foot facility will be located at 8399 Highway 28 South in Plum Branch. Production is expected to start in the spring of 2018, with hiring slated to begin next fall.
“Palace Foods is honored to be joining the South Carolina business community,” Palace Foods owner Michael Davidson said in a release. “We thank the people of South Carolina for their generosity, and look forward to working together.”
The company, founded in 1977, manufactures food products sold by major retailers and food service distributors in the United States in Canada. Its private label manufacturing and product development focuses on meat pies, cooked proteins, sous-vied products and ready-to-eat meals.
“Palace Foods’ investment in Plum Branch not only means jobs for the people of McCormick County, it means progress for South Carolina,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in a Friday release. “As of today, we have announced jobs in each one of our 46 counties, and that’s something we can all celebrate.”