Pet treat manufacturing facility to create 76 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – EOC Naturals today announced plans to locate a new, all-natural pet treat manufacturing facility in Allendale County. The development is projected to bring $3.3 million in capital investment and create 76 new jobs over the next five years.
Manufacturing high-quality, food-grade pet treats since 1989, the company will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, EOC Naturals uses state-of-the-art technology to produce a range of products for pets of all sizes under the Eurocan Pet Products brand, as well as for some of the country’s largest retailers.
Located at 3405 Fairfax Allendale Highway in Allendale, S.C., the company’s new manufacturing facility is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2019. Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019, and the company is working with readySC™ in the recruiting and training of associates.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $500,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Allendale County to assist with costs associated with the project.
“EOC Naturals’ facility in Allendale, S.C. will allow us to produce North America’s finest pet treats in a location that will enable us to reach our growing markets in the U.S. We appreciate the support and welcome we have received from Allendale County, SouthernCarolina Alliance and the State of South Carolina. We look forward to opening our production facility in 2019.” –EOC Naturals and Eurocan Pet Products Founder and President Mauro Trinchini
“Today, we celebrate another win for one of our rural communities, as EOC Naturals has decided to invest in Allendale County. This project is a shining example of collaboration in South Carolina, with readySC™ helping to ensure that the company can recruit, train and hire local associates.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“International investment continues to drive our economy, ensuring prosperity for South Carolinians in all regions of our state. I offer my congratulations to EOC Naturals on this milestone announcement in Allendale County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“EOC Naturals will bring good jobs and investment to our county, where we appreciate manufacturing and processing operations. The people of Allendale County look forward to welcoming this new company and helping them call Allendale home for their U.S. operations.” –Allendale County Council Chairman Bill Robinson
“SouthernCarolina Alliance welcomes EOC Naturals to our region, and we thank them for their investment in our community. Each of the 76 jobs they are creating in Allendale County improves the quality of life for a family in our area. We are proud to have this incredible brand producing food-grade quality treats in our region.” --SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
“EOC Naturals will be a great addition to the renowned industries operating in Allendale County. We are excited that we will be adding gourmet pet products to the many fine products produced in our county, and we wish them much success in the coming years.”—Allendale County Aeronautics and Economic Development Commission Chairwoman Barbara Lewis
FIVE FAST FACTS
- EOC Naturals is launching operations in Allendale County.
- $3.3 million investment to create 76 new jobs.
- EOC Naturals is establishing a new, all-natural pet treat manufacturing facility.
- Located at 3405 Fairfax Allendale Highway in Allendale, S.C., the company’s new facility is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2019.
- Hiring for the new positions is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019, and the company is working with readySC™ in the recruiting and training of associates.