North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Milo’s Tea Company has announced plans to build a $130 million production facility in Spartanburg County, S.C. Founded in 1946, Milo’s is a family-owned beverage company that provides a variety of flavored teas and beverages to customers across the nation.
“South Carolina was the optimal location to efficiently serve our customers up and down the East Coast. Like our selection journey for our Oklahoma facility, we immediately felt at home in the Spartanburg area as we received a warm welcome from state and local community partners,” said Chief Executive Officer Tricia Wallwork.
“South Carolina and Spartanburg County in particular proved to be the right ecosystem to help us advance our people-first culture by offering an excellent standard of living for our associates and robust workforce development resources to drive economic prosperity not only for our people, but also for the region.”
The initial design of Milo’s Spartanburg County operations includes a new 110,000-square-foot plant to accommodate brewing and bottling operations for ready-to-drink beverages. The Park 290 at Interstate 26 site in Moore, will be the company’s fourth plant in the U.S.
Construction is expected to b completed in 2024 and the coordinating council for economic development approved job development credits for the project.
“Every time a popular, established brand brings operations to Spartanburg County, it grows our presence in the region and the country, and just goes to further prove how good a place Spartanburg County is to do business,” said Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt.
“We are excited to welcome Milo’s to Spartanburg County and eager to have some of the first tea brewed at their facility.”