Instant meal producer to create 150 jobs | Business
Sunny Z Foods Inc., a producer of pre-packaged instant meals, will establish its new production facility in Saluda County, generating 150 new jobs.
“We are excited to locate our new food production operations in Saluda County. This new facility will allow us to reach markets along the East Coast and throughout the Southeast. South Carolina provides us with an excellent business environment and a talented workforce. We look forward to starting our operations and we appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Vonnie Rochester, president of Sunny Z Foods.
Sunny Z Foods Inc. is a start-up producer of pre-packaged instant meals for the consumer market. The company will establish its new facility in the former Milliken plant located at 782 Columbia Hwy. in Saluda County. The new facility is expected to begin operations by the end of the year.
“Today’s announcement is another big win for one of our state’s rural counties. We celebrate Sunny Z Foods’ decision to invest $12 million and create 150 new jobs. This announcement also shows that South Carolina is on the move and attracting job-creating investments because we understand what businesses need in order to do well,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $8 billion in capital investment and more than 21,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, and recruited more than $530 million in capital investment and more than 2,200 jobs in the agribusiness sector.
“We are extremely happy and excited that Sunny Z has chosen to locate in Saluda County. Sunny Z will provide jobs for our citizens, expand our tax base, and help diversify our economy,” said Don Hancock, chairman of Saluda County Council.
The company will announce plans for the hiring process at a later date.