Carolina Precision Foods – a joint venture of Carolina Fresh Foods and owners of Lake Foods – will establish poultry further processing operations in Florence County, South Carolina.

The company’s $10 million investment will create 402 new jobs.

“We are excited to become a member of Florence County and the Pee Dee Region. With over 65 million pounds of poultry processed weekly within two hours of Florence, this was the perfect location for our plant. With Interstates 20 and 95 at our doorstep, fresh chicken from Carolina Precision Foods can be processed for over 19 million consumers in a day. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Florence County,” Carolina Precision Foods Chief Financial Officer Jim Robinson said in a press release. 

Carolina Precision Foods will specialize in deboning, portioning, marination, custom further processing and mechanically separating food.   

Located at 2901 W. Darlington Street in Florence, South Carolina, Carolina Precision Foods’ new facility will partner with regional poultry processors in custom further processing of poultry products.

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Operations are expected to be online in August 2022.

The state’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

“Agribusiness is one of our leading industries, and with our pro-business environment, it continues to grow at a rapid pace. We congratulate Carolina Precision Foods, LLC on their $10 million investment and look forward to the impact these 402 new jobs will have on Florence County,” said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

“We are excited to welcome Carolina Precision Foods, LLC to the state of South Carolina. Their operation will offer additional processing opportunities to our state’s poultry growers. We look forward to the continued growth of our state’s agribusiness industry,” added South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.