E-cigarette JUUL Labs bringing $125 million operations, 500 jobs to Lexington Co.

Updated: May. 13, 2019 at 12:23 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - JUUL Labs, Inc. and the Governor’s office announced Monday that they plan to invest more than $125 million for a new assembly facility in Lexington County.

“We are excited to work with community leaders to support the creation of high-quality American jobs for a diverse and inclusive workforce drawn from across the Midlands as we continue to invest in helping adult smokers switch from combustible cigarettes and combatting youth usage,” JUUL Labs Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burns said.

The assembly facility is expected to bring in more than 500 jobs to support the operations.

“JUUL Labs was established to help adult smokers switch from combustible cigarettes," news release said. "Since launching in 2015, the company has maintained a commitment to keeping all tobacco products, including JUUL products, out of the hands of youth. The company stopped the sale of non-tobacco and non-menthol based flavored JUULpods to all of its traditional retail store partners in 2018.”

The Lexington County operations will assemble and package JUUL products using advanced production techniques. Operations are expected to come online this summer, and those interested in job opportunities should contact Randstad or Aerotek.

“Today, we celebrate JUUL Labs’ investment in Lexington County and the 500 new jobs that will be created as a result,” Governor Henry McMaster said. “South Carolina’s pro-business environment continues to attract companies to our borders, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this innovative company.”

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