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Possible 300 New Jobs Coming to Kershaw County Thanks to Prestage Farms

Prestage Farms, a turkey production company is planning on investing $150 million in Kershaw County which could bring nearly 300 new jobs to the County.

The Company announced plans to construct a new processing facility to be located at the Governor’s Hill Industrial Park outside of Camden. This facility will be Prestage Farms second in South Carolina, the first being in Cassatt with nearly 130 employees.

Dr. Ron Prestage stated, “We are proud and excited to announce the expansion of our operations here in South Carolina where we have been doing business since 1994.”

Governor Henry McMaster’s stated, “Prestage Farms of South Carolina’s decision to invest $150 million and create 292 new jobs is a huge win for Kershaw County and the entire Palmetto State.”

Kershaw County also received Job Development credits by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development in relation to this project, including a $1.2 million Set-Aside Fund grant to assist with project costs.

The new facility is expected to be completed at the end of 2022 and the hiring process is expected to begin in late 2022.

The facility will be located just down from other large industries such as Hengst of North America, and Haier.

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