An Alabama beverage company plans to invest $130 million and create more than 100 jobs in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Milo’s Tea Company, headquartered in Bessemer, will open a new brewing and bottling operation in Moore, South Carolina.
Spartanburg County Councilor David Britt announced the plan Monday at a county council meeting. The facility would be the company’s fourth plant in the United States, The Herald-Journal reported.
“This is an outstanding family business that was established in 1946 and their people-focused attitude will fit in incredibly well in our county,” said Britt, who chairs the county’s economic development committee.
Milo’s will build a 110,000 square foot (10,200 square meter) plant to house brewing and bottling operations, Britt said.
Operations are expected to be online by the end of 2024, Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement on Tuesday.
“South Carolina’s strong economy continues to attract leading companies like Milo’s Tea Company,” McMaster said. “Their decision to invest in South Carolina will significantly strengthen our beverage industry, and the new jobs will greatly improve the Spartanburg County community and the state as a whole.”
Milo’s Tea Company President and CEO Tricia Wallwork said Spartanburg County was chosen because it “was the optimal location to effectively serve our customers throughout the East Coast.”
Milo’s products include sweetened and unsweetened tea, lemonade, and peach, raspberry, and lemon flavored teas.
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