Gov. Nikki Haley has made job creation a priority of her administration and Wednesday she celebrated Haddon House Food Products’ groundbreaking for a new Richburg distribution center by telling employees, “You’ve given us a lot to smile about.”
Haddon House Food Products Inc. is expanding its existing facility to allow for increased volume for the company’s distribution operations. The company currently has more than 250 employees at the South Carolina location.
The expansion, announced in November, is expected to be complete by 2017. The $3.1 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs for South Carolina.
“I can’t say enough about what she has done,” Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said Wednesday about Haley. He explained that she had been in Chester County Sunday to help with an issue and had spent time on another Sunday morning this month in a phone conversation with him.
“It’s great to see another one of our state’s existing businesses build on its presence here. We celebrate Haddon House Food Products decision to invest $3.1 million and create 100 new jobs in Richburg. Today’s announcement is also another big win for one of South Carolina’s rural areas,” Haley said in a press release at the time of the announcement in November.
In another jobs announcement made last week, Haley and officials from Recleim, a start-up recycler of appliances and e-waste materials, announced that Recleim will establish a new facility in Aiken County, making a $40.6 million investment that is expected to generate 200 new jobs.