SOPAKCO, a processed food packaging company, is expanding its operations in Marion County, according to a release from the office of Gov. Nikki Haley.
The company is investing $4.5 million to install a new fitment pouch line at its headquarters in Mullins. That new investment is expected to create 56 new jobs, the release said.
The new expansion will take place at the company's Marion County headquarters on South Cypress Street in Mullins, S.C.
SOPAKCO last announced an expansion of its South Carolina operations in June 2014, a $4.35 million investment that created 120 new jobs.
The company was founded in 1943 in Greenville, Tenn., as a supplier of shelf-stable rations to the United States military. Since that time, the company has expanded its offerings and customer base all while continuing to proudly serve the military.
SOPAKCO employs more than 600 workers and serves several Fortune 500 companies.
SOPAKCO is coordinating with readySC to recruit and train for all new positions.
Hiring for the positions is currently underway. Those interested in joining the SOPAKCO team should visit sctechjobs.com or visit a local SC Works center.