Engineered Foam Packaging building operations in Lee County, S.C.

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Engineered Foam Packaging is planning to establish operations in Lee County, with a $15 million construction project.

Established in 1954, EFP designs and manufactures custom protective packaging and cold chain solutions. The new site will be the company’s first South Carolina location and will include the custom upfit of a 117,000-square-foot industrial building to house manufacturing and distribution operations.

“South Carolina continues to diversify its manufacturing industry by adding innovative companies such as Engineered Foam Packaging. Investing in rural areas within the state is a winning strategy for businesses and the community,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.

Officials also announced plans for an expansion to add 50,000 to 100,000 sq. ft. in the next two to three years.

The coordinating council for economic development approved job development credits for the project and construction is expected to be completed by August 2023.

“This new manufacturing center in South Carolina augments our geographic reach allowing us to more effectively serve our diverse customer base in the Southeast, while opening a whole new geography for growth and expansion,” said Engineered Foam Packaging President John Hoeper. “We are thrilled to partner with the state of South Carolina, Lee County and TheLINK Alliance as we establish our first South Carolina-based operation.”

Engineered Foam Packaging, a subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., is a leader in the design and manufacturing of custom protective packaging and cold chain solutions.

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