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McCall Farms Expansion Will Create 140 New Jobs

South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner

Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2019

McCall Farms Expansion Will Create 140 New Jobs 

COLUMBIA — McCall Farms, the South Carolina-based manufacturers of Margaret HolmesGlory FoodsPeanut Patch Boiled PeanutsBruce’s YamsAllensAllens PopeyeVeg-All and Princella, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Florence County. The $50 million investment is expected to create 140 new jobs.

Founded by James McCall in 1838, McCall Farms has grown significantly since its inception. Today, as one of America’s leading producers of fresh canned vegetables and fruit, the family-owned company grows its products on 2,000 acres of family farmland in Effingham, S.C., with an additional 25,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Located at 6615 South Irby Street in Effingham, S.C., the expansion will allow the company to increase productivity for existing lines and to also install new lines.

The new facility is expected to be online by the second quarter of 2020. Those interested in joining the McCall Farms team can call the company between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $1.2 million Set-Aside grant to Florence County to assist with costs related to the project.


“McCall Farms is excited to see our company expand in Florence County. Our business has grown significantly over the last few years, and we have never been more appreciative of our employees and the customers who support us. We are proud to call South Carolina home, as our state provides an excellent business environment and our community has a dedicated workforce. We would also like to acknowledge our gratitude for the support we have received from our state and local officials. Their commitment and hard work make this expansion possible.” McCall Farms Co-Owner Woody Swink

“The continuing success of McCall Farms shows the strength and promise of South Carolina agribusiness. This family business supports farmers and other workers throughout the Southeast, and puts Certified South Carolina food on South Carolina tables.”  — S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers


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