Luray Peanut Co. building $5.2 million expansion in Hampton County, S.C.


North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Luray Peanut Co., a producer of packaged boiled peanuts, has announced plans for a $5.25 million expansion in Hampton County, South Carolina.

Located at 973 Main Street in Varnville, Luray Peanut Co. is moving a portion of its current manufacturing to South Carolina to expand its footprint and allow for the production of new product lines.

“We are looking forward to moving a portion of our business into South Carolina. This will allow us to be able to create and expand on new and existing product lines. We are grateful for the continued support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. We look forward to bringing our peanut products home,” said Luray Peanut Co. CEO Lauren Marcinkoski.

The expansion is expected to be complete by December 2024.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $50,000 Set-Aside grant to Hampton County to assist with the cost of building improvements.

“Congratulations to Luray Peanut Co. on this expansion into new product lines. The agribusiness industry in South Carolina has always been integral to our economy, from small businesses to large-scale operations. We value Luray Peanut Co.’s decision to grow its company in our state,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.


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