A beverage company has plans to open its first South Carolina facility in Spartanburg County.
Milo’s Tea Co.’s $130 million investment is expected to create 103 new jobs, according to a release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
Located at Park 290 at Interstate 26 in Moore, the initial design of Milo's Spartanburg County operations includes a new 110,000-square-foot plant, which will accommodate brewing and bottling operations for ready-to-drink beverages, according to the release. The Spartanburg County facility will be the company’s fourth plant in the United States.
“South Carolina was the optimal location to efficiently serve our customers up and down the East Coast,” Milo CEO Tricia Wallwork said in the release. “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. 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.”
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, the release stated. The company offers a portfolio of high-quality, natural ingredient beverages including sweet tea, unsweet tea and lemonade. Milo’s is a leading refrigerated tea brand and one of the fastest growing lemonade brands in America.
Operations are expected to be online by the end of 2024.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project, according to the release.
“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 David Britt, chairperson of the Spartanburg County Councilman and Economic Development Committee. “We are excited to welcome Milo’s to Spartanburg County and eager to have some of the first tea brewed at their facility.”