Netherlands agribusiness company to build $11M Oconee County facility.

PositionMeyn Food Processing Technology B.V.

A poultry processing solutions company is establishing its first South Carolina operations with a distribution facility in Oconee County

The $10.8 million investment from Meyn America LLC will create 25 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Meyn America, a subsidiary of Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V., is globally headquartered in the Netherlands. The company partners with poultry processing companies in over 100 countries, providing poultry equipment and systems.

With North American headquarters in Ball Ground, Ga., Meyn America will construct its new distribution operation at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park in Westminster, according to the release.

"We are excited to partner with Oconee County and the state of South Carolina to expand our business operations a significant milestone in our global supply chain strategy," Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V. Managing Director Joost Weel said in the release. "We especially want to thank the Oconee Economic Alliance team for its hospitality and partnership throughout this project. Our new Green Globes-certified distribution facility will not only accelerate and improve the accuracy of our parts deliveries to customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America, it will also help us reduce our company's carbon footprint by replacing deliveries made by air in favor of land and sea."

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