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Fla. produce firm to expand to Upstate

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Staff Report
Published Feb. 19, 2016

A Florida-based producer of fruits and vegetables is planning to expand its operations into the Upstate, according to a statement.

Sun City Produce — based in Pompano Beach, Fla. — announced its plans to expand into a 113,000-square-foot facility at 920 Matrix Parkway in Piedmont. The project is also expected to add 81 jobs over the next five years.

Sun City Produce operates as Sun City Group of Cos. and is a privately-held company, with Hillandale Farms as its majority owner.

“The bustling growth, as well as the economic stability and infrastructure, were the key factors in establishing our Southeastern distribution facility,” said Kyle Cummings, Sun City Produce executive vice president, in a press release.

An overview of the company found on Bloomberg said the company “markets and distributes perishable farm commodities such as fresh fruits and vegetables.” The profile said the company started in 1995. The company’s website directs to a customer portal for online ordering. Majority owner Hillandale Farms “is a supplier of shell eggs to distributors throughout the United States.” Hillandale Farms was started in 1958 in Flushing, Ohio, according to its website.

“Greenville’s workforce is what makes developments like this possible,” said Dick Wilkerson, Greenville Area Development Corp. chairman, in a press release. “Organizations like Sun City Produce bring opportunities for Greenville’s well equipped, qualified residents to thrive in challenging and rewarding careers.”

Sun City Produce has started hiring for the new positions. For more information, log on to the company’s career page online.

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