COLUMBIA, S.C. – Luray Peanut Co., a producer of packaged boiled peanuts, announced plans to expand its operations in Hampton County.
The company’s $5.25 million investment will create 16 new jobs.
Luray Peanut Co.’s original recipe and Cajun-boiled peanut products are available for purchase in convenience stores, grocery stores and stadiums.
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.
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.
“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. Chief Executive Officer Lauren Marcinkoski.