COLUMBIA, SC — Cheney Brothers, a broad-line food distributor, announced Feb. 23 that it plans to construct a new distribution center in Florence County. The company’s $66 million investment will create 280 new jobs.
Family-owned and -operated since 1925, Cheney Brothers offers more than 16,000 different products including food, paper and chemicals.
With locations in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, Cheney Brothers is locating its newest facility at Pee Dee Commerce City East Industrial Park in Florence to meet the growing demand of the region. The project will consist of a modern 400,000-square-foot refrigerator/freezer distribution facility, over 45 loading docks, a Cheney Express and exquisite culinary kitchen.
Individuals interested in joining the Cheney Brothers team should visit the company’s website.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
"Cheney Brothers’ market share continues to grow across the Southeast, and it was important to us to meet our customer demands in South Carolina," said Byron Russell, Cheney Brothers chairman and CEO. "Florence was the logical choice to locate the new facility, considering the great access and the superior interstate system of transportation. The city, county and state have been very supportive and easy to work with throughout the process.”
“South Carolina has a rich culinary heritage and our thriving food distribution industry helps ensure our tradition continues to grow," South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster added. "We welcome Cheney Brothers to Florence County, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”