Premium Peanut breaks ground on multi-million Orangeburg County investment

Premium Peanut broke ground on an expansion in Orangeburg County Wednesday morning.
Premium Peanut broke ground on an expansion in Orangeburg County Wednesday morning.(WIS News 10)
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 11:27 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Premium Peanut broke ground Wednesday on a multi-million investment into Orangeburg County.

The peanut shelling company said the expansion is $64.3 million and will create 130 new jobs. Premium Peanut was founded in 2014 and has grown to a capacity of around 300,000 tons, which they say amounts to about 10% of the entire U.S. peanut crop.

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Premium Peanut investing $64.3 million in Orangeburg County; 130 new jobs planned

This isn’t the first investment the company has made in the Midlands. In 2018 it opened an oil mill in the county.

The new facility will add additional capacity and builds on a cooperative model for peanut farmers in the region.

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