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COLUMBIA – Heatworks, a manufacturer of innovative tankless water heaters, is expanding its Charleston County operations. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is creating approximately 60 new jobs.

Heatworks is a technology company that has pioneered a new tankless, electric water heater for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Heatworks is nearing the production phase of its flagship product, the MODEL 3 Water Heater. Rather than using metal coils or traditional heating elements, the MODEL 3 uses Heatworks’ patented Ohmic Array Technology to heat water in the simplest, purest and most efficient way.

To accommodate its continued growth, the company is relocating its headquarters to a larger facility to consolidate its offices and laboratory in one location. Located at 2353 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant, the company’s new facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2017. Hiring should begin in early 2018.

McCall Farms


COLUMBIA – McCall Farms, the South Carolina-based manufacturers of Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts and Bruce’s Yams, is investing $35 million to expand its existing Florence County operations. This investment is expected to bring 150 new jobs to Effingham.

Founded by James McCall in 1838, McCall Farms has grown significantly since its inception. Today, as one of America’s leading producers of fresh canned vegetables and fruit, the family-owned company grows its products on 2,000 acres of family farmland in Effingham, with an additional 25,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

This past September, as part of their long-term growth initiative, McCall Farms acquired the brands of Sager Creek Vegetable Co. from Del Monte. The nationally distributed retail and foodservice brands include Allens, Veg-all, Popeye, Princella and Freshlike. McCall Farms will also be purchasing machinery and equipment from Sager Creek as part of its plant expansion.

Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the third quarter of 2018.


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