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Ingredion expanding operations in Charleston County

Ingredion expanding operations in Charleston County


COLUMBIA, S.C. Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredients solutions company, is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County. The company’s growth is expected to bring more than $10 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of five new positions.
 
Serving customers in more than 100 countries, Ingredion turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for a variety of industries. Located in Charleston since 1988, Ingredion is a Fortune 500 company with $5.7 billion in sales in 2016.
 
Located at 7680 Southrail Road in North Charleston, S.C., this expansion will permit Ingredion to double its exports out of the Port of Charleston.
 
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“With a pro-business environment, skilled workforce and excellent location, North Charleston is a great fit for Ingredion. One of the outstanding features of the area is the superior transportation that the Port of Charleston offers. Reliable transportation is essential to our business. We need a smooth-functioning system to deliver the raw materials used in our products as well as to deliver finished product to our customers. The proximity to the Port of Charleston is a clear advantage.” –Ingredion Executive Vice President Global Specialties, President Americas Jim Zallie
 
“This latest investment by Ingredion in Charleston County is a tremendous example of how companies of all sizes can thrive here. With companies like this one leading South Carolina’s manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that our state is going straight to the top.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
 
“South Carolina continues to lead the way in manufacturing, and today’s expansion announcement by Ingredion is a testament to that. As a longtime member of the Lowcountry community, we congratulate Ingredion and look forward to seeing all that they can accomplish as they continue to thrive here.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
“Charleston County has provided the right ingredients for Ingredion’s exceptional success: location advantages, port access and availability of a qualified workforce. We are pleased to be involved with this expansion and will continue to assist with any future needs.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
 
“The expansion of a long-standing North Charleston company is a testament to the business environment of our city and our region. We look forward to celebrating future successes from Ingredion, and stand ready to assist the company and its workforce in any way possible.” –North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
 
“South Carolina Ports Authority congratulates Ingredion on their expansion plans in Charleston County. We are proud to serve the supply chain needs of a major global company like Ingredion and look forward to supporting their continued growth.” –S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

FIVE FAST FACTS
 
·         Ingredion is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County.
·         More than $10 million investment and the creation of five new positions.
·         Ingredion is a leading global ingredients solutions company that has been located in North Charleston since 1988.
·         Located at 7680 Southrail Road in North Charleston, S.C., this expansion will double Ingredion’s exports out of the Port of Charleston.
·         For more information on the company, visit www.ingredion.com.
 
About Ingredion
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars. Visit Ingredion.com to learn more.
 
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
afairwell@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com
 
Claire Regan
Director of Corporate Communications
Ingredion Incorporated
(708) 551-2602
claire.regan@ingredion.com
 
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