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Ready-to-eat sandwich brand breaks ground at $39M Greenwood facility

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The E.A. Sween Co.will join the Greenwood County business community with a facility to make on-the-go sandwiches. (Image/Provided)A company known for its sandwiches and other “delicious eats for people on the go” broke ground at its new facility in Greenwood County on Tuesday morning.

Greenwood County’s newest industrial partner, E.A. Sween Co., will be in the North Greenwood Industrial Park, according to a news release.

“We are delighted to celebrate this next important milestone in our company’s history,” Tom H. Sween, E.A. Sween Co. president and CEO, said in the release. “We truly appreciate the warm welcome we’ve received, and we look forward to starting up operations next July. We’re just as proud to announce our support of the Greenwood Promise and their full-circle initiative that unites education and workforce.”

The next phase of E.A. Sween Co.’s journey is to begin construction on the site, which is set to begin with building upfit and parking lot expansion. While construction start dates are being finalized, the company plans to start producing sandwiches at the new facility in July, according to E.A. Sween Co. Vice President of Marketing Jeff Kjome.

E.A. Sween President and CEO Tom H. Sween, left, is welcomes to South Carolina by Gov. Henry McMaster. (Photo/Provided)The project is in the hands of McCrory Construction as the general contractor, along with AWB Engineers as the architects/engineers and Davis & Floyd for engineering services.

E.A. Sween Co. is a third generation, privately owned company that was founded in 1955, and 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, according to the release.

“When we made the decision to build our spec building it was with great expectations of the company who would one day call it home, and we couldn’t have dreamt of a better fit than E. A. Sween Co.,” Greenwood County Council Chairman Chuck Moates said in the release. “We are excited to have them as a member of our community and wish them a long and prosperous future here in Greenwood County.”

Reach Krys at 864-640-4418.

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