Salisbury, Md. – The S.C. Department of Commerce and Governor Henry McMaster today 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.
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.
“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.”
Since 1992, Perdue Farms has created more than 1,200 jobs in the Pee Dee region. A hatchery and live production office, in Dillon, S.C., provides support to more than 95 poultry farmers who supply Perdue Farms and more than 100 farmers who, specifically, supply grains to the company.
“Perdue Farms’ decision to continue investing in South Carolina and our people shows that companies find the resources they need to be successful here,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Every one of these jobs will have an impact on Dillon County, and we thank this great company for their ongoing commitment to our state.”
“I am so pleased to see Perdue Farms’ continued growth in South Carolina. They are a true friend of our state’s agribusiness industry, and play a vital role in employing and investing in rural South Carolina,” said, Hugh Weathers, S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture.
About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and the company is the leader in organic chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.