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County of Greenwood Press Release: E.A. Sween Company Opens New Production Facility

Greenwood, S.C. – Greenwood County’s industrial partner, E.A. Sween Company, officially opened their new production facility yesterday. The plant, located in the North Greenwood Industrial Park, will run two shifts per day, with plans to hire more than 300 workers in the next two years.

“We are thrilled to see our vision of this new facility become a reality,” said Tom H. Sween, President and Chief Executive Officer of E.A. Sween Company. “We appreciate the continued community support as this project has been nearly two years in the making. We are also grateful for outstanding partnerships with both Greenwood County and the town of Hodges in guiding us on this journey.”

Founded in 1955, E.A. Sween Company is a third generation, privately owned company that produces and ships sandwiches and other ready-to-eat products nationally. Its brands include Deli Express®, Market Sandwich®, San Luis® and Simply Delicious® Bakery. The company sells more than 100 million sandwiches annually.

“We are celebrating alongside E.A. Sween Company, as they begin operations in their new production facility,” said Greenwood County Council Chairman Chuck Moates. “This achievement reflects years of dedicated effort, starting with the conceptualization of a spec building that has evolved into an ideal setting for E.A. Sween Company’s success. In E. A. Sween Company, we have found not just an occupant, but a perfect match for Greenwood County. We congratulate them on this significant achievement and look forward to a successful future together.”

“I am thrilled to witness the success of E.A. Sween Company,” added Greenwood County Council Vice Chairman Theo Lane. “The startup of their production marks a pivotal moment for our community that highlights the growth along the Hwy 25 North corridor, where E.A. Sween Company serves as the cornerstone of the North Greenwood Industrial Park. We are grateful to the Sween family for the confidence they have displayed in Greenwood County. Together, we are building more than facilities; we are building a foundation for the future.”