Smurfit Kappa looks for expansion in South Carolina

It has been reported in mid-November that Smurfit Kappa will make a $68m investment and create 200 new jobs in Anderson County, SC.

The company is said to be looking at acquirig a 259,000 sq ft facility in Anderson, which would be the company’s first operation in South Carolina.

“As a global company, Smurfit Kappa has numerous options when establishing a new facility. We recognize the significance of this project and are confident that our pro-business economic climate will reinforce that South Carolina is the right choice,” said State Secretary of Commerce, Harry M. Lightsey III.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project on Friday, November 17.

“We are pleased to welcome Smurfit Kappa to Anderson County, South Carolina,” said Brett Sanders, vice-chairman of Anderson County Council. “This project will contribute greatly to the economy of Anderson County and provide new opportunities for our citizens. We are excited to see the impact that this new company will bring to our area.”

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