Canadian Company to Locate US Operations in Allendale

Gourmet Pet Treat Company to Create 76 Jobs

December 19, 2018

EOC Naturals Locating New Operations in Allendale County

Pet treat manufacturing facility to create 76 new jobs

ALLENDALE, 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.

EOC Naturals, the newest member of the Euro-Can Manufacturing group of companies, uses state-of-the-art technology to produce a wide range of all-natural treats for pets of all makes and models under the Barnsdale Farms®, Bullwrinkles® and RealTree® Naturals brands.  Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, the company is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019.

“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.,” said Mauro Trinchini, Founder and President of EOC Naturals and Euro-can Pet Products.  “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.”

“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,” added Governor Henry McMaster.

Bill Robinson, Chairman of Allendale County Council said, “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.”

“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,” remarked S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

 “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,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.  “We are proud to have this incredible brand producing food-grade quality treats in our region.”

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 second quarter of 2019, and the company is working with readySC™ in the recruiting and training of associates.

“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,” remarked Allendale County Aeronautics and Economic Development Commission Chairwoman Barbara Lewis, in thanking the company for their investment.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $500,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Allendale County to assist with the costs of the project.

For more information on the company, please visit their website:  www.Eurocanpetproducts.com.   For more information on the companies operating in the SouthernCarolina Alliance region, visit our website:   www.SouthernCarolina.org.

 

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