SALISBURY, Md. – Perdue announced the completion of a $25 million harvest operation expansion in Dillion, South Carolina, on April 9. The company made the announcement with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and members of the Dept. of Commerce in attendance.
Perdue Farms said the expansion will create an additional 100 jobs in Dillion. A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grand was awarded to Dillion County to help pay for the project.
“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. McMaster, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and Dillon County for their support and leadership.”
The new additions to the facility included a state-of-the-art shipping cooler, installation of an automated pallet storage system and construction of 28,000 sq. ft. of office space. In Dillion, Perdue Farms already runs a hatchery and live production office.