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$5M investment will create 26 new jobs in Clinton

Ross Norton //December 12, 2023//

$5M investment will create 26 new jobs in Clinton

Ross Norton //December 12, 2023//

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Tomahawk Processing LLC will establish meat processing operations in Laurens County. The company said today through the Department of Commerce and Gov. Henry McMaster its $5 million investment will create 26 new jobs.

Tomahawk Processing will build a state-of-the-art, U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected processing plant that will provide beef processing and packing services, a Commerce Department news release said. It also will provide private label packaging, allowing producers to sell products publicly in South Carolina and other states.

“My partners and I are thrilled to announce that Tomahawk Processing will be locating in Laurens County, South Carolina,” Tomahawk Processing Managing Partner Platt Moore said in the release. “We look forward to partnering with South Carolina producers to help bring local beef direct to consumers. We want to thank the Laurens County Council, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Laurens County Economic Development Corp. for all the hard work in helping to bring this investment to Laurens County. With a special thanks to Sen. Danny Verdin and Tom Brooks, city manager of Clinton, for helping start the dialogue that led to this decision.”

The company will be located at 5336 Metric Road in Laurens.

“Laurens County would like to congratulate Tomahawk Processing on their new facility in Laurens County,” Laurens County Council Chairman Brown Patterson said in the release. “Agribusiness has a long history in our county, and we are excited to see that continue into the future. We wish Tomahawk much success and look forward to partnering with them for years to come.”
Operations are expected to be online in the first quarter of 2025.

“The lack of in-state processing capacity is probably the No. 1 concern I hear from beef producers in South Carolina, so this project is a big deal,” South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers said in the release. “This qualified team with South Carolina roots will help strengthen the agribusiness industry in our state.”

The company’s main office is in Plymouth, Wis. They also have an office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.