Duke Sandwich Productions, a maker of a variety of sandwich spreads, dips, dressings and dessert items today announced plans to locate its new production facility in Anderson County. The $5 million investment is expected to generate 45 new jobs over the next five years.
"We are pleased to move forward with plans to locate our new operations in Powdersville, S.C. Our company has a long history in the Palmetto State and we look forward to continuing to grow and do business here," said Andrew Smart, CEO of Duke Sandwich Productions.
Duke Sandwich Productions will acquire the former Rock Tenn building, located at 211 Pine Road in Powdersville S.C., to house its new operations. The company will produce a range of sandwich and other spreads there. The facility is expected to be in operation by the end of the third quarter.
"It's a great day in South Carolina when one of our long-established businesses decides to grow and further invest in our state. We celebrate the 45 new jobs Duke Sandwich Productions will create in Powdersville, and look forward to the company's continued success in the Palmetto State," said Gov. Nikki Haley.
In 2011, South Carolina recruited more than $4.7 billion in investment and more than 13,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector.
"Duke Sandwich Production can trace its history in this state back nearly 100 years, and we appreciate the company's continued commitment to South Carolina. This announcement grows both our agribusiness and manufacturing sectors," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
"Agribusiness, agriculture and forestry have been bright spots in South Carolina's economy, and Duke Sandwich Productions' announcement is a great example of new investment and job creation in the industry," said South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.
"I am very pleased that Duke Sandwich Productions has selected Anderson County as its new home. We are happy to have this long established company as a new neighbor," said Anderson County Councilman Ken Waters.
The company will begin hiring for the new positions in September. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact SC Works Worklink Center in Anderson at 864-226-6273.
For more information about the company, please visit www.dukesandwich.com.