It was announced last week that Haddon House Food Products Inc. will add to its operations at the Chester County facility it operates, according to WLTX. The company is an importer, exporter and distributor of food products. The company’s investment, which will total $3.1 million, should create close to 100 brand new jobs.
“We are pleased to take the next big step for our company and move forward with plans to greatly expand our Chester County facility. South Carolina has provided us with an excellent place to do business and an exceptional workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Bob Blake, facility manager for Haddon House food products.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said, “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.”
In the logistics and distribution industry, South Carolina has been able to recruit $322 million in capital investment and over 2,800 jobs since January of 2011.
“South Carolina has continued to show that it is the right place for companies to do business, especially for those whose business is getting products to customers. Our state continues to see its distribution and logistics sector grow, and today’s announcement by Haddon House Food Products is another indication of that success,” said South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
R. Carlisle Roddey, the Chester County Supervisor, said, “Since 1988 Haddon House Food Products has been a strong community member and partner in the economic success of Chester County. We are extremely pleased that they made the decision to expand their Richburg operation. Chester County appreciates the company’s investment in our community, and we will continue to work with them and our other existing industrial partners to create the best possible conditions for the growth of business.”
Mike Enoch, the Chester Development Association Chairman, said, “We are pleased Haddon House Food Products, a long-time corporate citizen of Chester County, is expanding their operation here. Haddon House Food Product’s capital investment of $3.1 million and the creation of 100 new jobs affirm that Chester County is an excellent location to do business.”
Haddon House Food Products said that it should begin hiring for the new jobs sometime during the fall of 2013. The company also said that it people interested in the jobs should contact the company at its distribution location in Richburg, South Carolina.Haddon House Food Adding 100 Jobs in South Carolina by Andrew Ostler