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H.J. Heinz Company to Locate Manufacturing Facility in Florence

June 3, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Borie, SCDOC, 803.737.1998

New Plant to Bring 350 Jobs to Florence County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – June 3, 2008 – The Florence County Economic Development Partnership and the South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced that H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ), a global food manufacturer, will build a manufacturing facility in Florence County.  The company plans to create 350 jobs at its new Florence County operations.

“Our frozen meals business is growing rapidly and the new facility is a sign of our commitment to supporting and sustaining this growth,” said Dave Moran, EVP, President and CEO of Heinz North America.  “The new facility will allow us to increase production of our Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® and Boston Market® frozen entrées to meet the growing consumer demand for high-quality frozen meals.”

H.J. Heinz Company will locate its manufacturing operations on a 49-acre site in the Pee Dee Commerce City Park in Florence, with construction of the facility scheduled for completion in late summer of 2009.  Heinz will manufacture frozen food products at the new facility to meet increased customer demands.  The new facility will also support the company’s Southeast and Northeast distribution centers.

“As we work to compete in a global economy, South Carolina’s ability to attract world-class companies is increasingly important.  This announcement certainly speaks to the state’s success in that regard. As well, this news demonstrates the fact that the efforts made to improve the business climate are working to attract new investments and jobs to South Carolina.  We remain committed to continuing to work to enhance the economic soil conditions to allow more businesses to grow and thrive in our state,” said Gov. Mark Sanford.

Heinz is the most global U.S.-based food company, with a world-class portfolio of powerful brands holding number-one and number-two market positions in more than 50 countries. The Heinz brand is a $2.5 billion global icon and Heinz’s top-15 power brands account for two-thirds of annual sales.

“Heinz is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded foods to retail and foodservice outlets.  The company’s decision to locate in our state further demonstrates that South Carolina’s business-friendly climate, access to markets and workforce are working favorably to attract more marquee names to our state.  Thanks to the team efforts of local and state officials, the entire Pee Dee area will benefit from this investment and the state will gain a valued new member of the business community,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

The company will utilize readySC™, the state’s worker training program, which has been nationally recognized for its ability to offer customized training for businesses.

“As the State Senator and resident of Florence County, I am delighted that another world-class manufacturing operation has chosen to establish a presence in our community,” said Senator Hugh K. Leatherman.  “Heinz joins a growing list of blue chip companies that recognize what a competitive location the Pee Dee region is to do business.  We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship for many years to come.”

“This is a great day for Florence County,” said Florence County Council chairman, K.G. “Rusty” Smith.  “Heinz is an outstanding company with an impeccable reputation that will provide quality jobs for the citizens of this community.  The Heinz name is one of the most recognizable in the world, and we are proud and honored to have the company as our newest corporate citizen.”

About Heinz

H. J. Heinz Company, offering “Good Food Every Day”™ is one of the world’s leading marketers and producers of healthy and convenient foods specializing in ketchup, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant/nutrition.  Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether in the home, restaurants, the office or “on-the-go.”  Heinz is a global family of leading branded products, including Heinz® Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and infant foods (representing over one third of Heinz’s total sales), Ore-Ida® potato products, Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® entrées, Boston Market® meals, T.G.I. Friday’s® frozen snacks and Plasmon® infant nutrition.  Heinz is famous for its iconic brands on five continents, showcased by Heinz® Ketchup, The World’s Favorite Ketchup®. Information on Heinz is available at www.heinz.com.

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56 Comments leave one →
  1. Teresa Robinson permalink
    January 28, 2009 11:33 pm

    To whom it may concern;
    I am interested in becoming an employee with Heinz when it comes to Florence SC. If possible could you please send me information on how i could apply for employment via the Internet. I would greatly appreciate a reply.

    Sincerely;
    Teresa Robinson.

  2. January 29, 2009 8:36 pm

    To whom it may concern;
    I am interested in becomin an employee with Heinz when it comes to Florence.If possible could you send me information on how could i apply for this job.

    Sincerely;
    Brukeia Peoples.

  3. February 27, 2009 12:58 pm

    To whom it may concern,
    I am interested in becoming an employee with Heinz
    when it comes to Florence SC. If possible please
    contact me by phone (843)389-0983 or via internet. I would greatly
    appreciate the opportunity to apply for a job.

    Sincerly,
    Beverly Springs

  4. Wanda Thomas permalink
    March 25, 2009 10:35 pm

    I’m really looking forward to being on board with heinz. I am a highly enegertic,hard working female looking for something more creative in a new line of business.

  5. April 8, 2009 11:19 am

    I am interested in becoming an employee with heinz when it comes to florence. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work for heinz.

  6. Anonymous permalink
    May 17, 2009 10:25 am

    I’m really looking forward to being on board with heinz. I am a highly enegertic,hard working male with food distribution experience.If possible could you please send me information on how i could apply for employment via the Internet. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity.

    Sincerely;
    Israel McCall

  7. Israel McCall permalink
    May 17, 2009 10:26 am

    I’m really looking forward to being on board with heinz. I am a highly enegertic,hard working male with food distribution experience.If possible could you please send me information on how i could apply for employment via the Internet. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity.

    Sincerely;
    Israel McCall

  8. Israel McCall permalink
    May 17, 2009 10:26 am

    Sincerely;
    Israel McCall

  9. Charles Spry permalink
    May 29, 2009 10:19 am

    To whom it may concern:

    I am interested in becoming an employee with Heinz, I am a hardwoking person who would not be a burden too you at all. I enjoy working and giving it my all, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity of working for you.

    Sincerely;
    Charles Spry

  10. ozarus jones permalink
    June 17, 2009 10:14 pm

    I am intersted in becoming an employee and giving an oppurtunity to excel in many ways.I am confident your company will provide security and stability that I am seeking.

  11. June 25, 2009 9:41 am

    I would appreciate recieving information on the hiring process in the future. I’d heard of hiring starting in Julyo 2009.I am previously employed by QVC of Florence,SC as a warehouse associate. We are a distribution facility and we ship packages out in a run of a day. My work experiences comes from warehouse work,customer service,and clerical skills. I am always looking for better opportunities,so I am looking into this company. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks

  12. Nicole Sumpter permalink
    July 7, 2009 9:56 am

    I am looking forward to be on board with Heinz. I am energetic and a hard working person who have experience in the food industry. Can you please send me information on the hiring process please. Thanks

  13. Kelly permalink
    July 11, 2009 4:55 pm

    I am a hard-working family man living in Florence. I am very interested in becoming a team member at the new Heinz plant. I have several years experience in shipping/receiving, including forklift operation. I would really like some information regarding the application process. Thank you.

  14. Susan Shrier permalink
    July 15, 2009 2:27 am

    I know that Heinz would love for me to a part of their exciting team coming to Florence. Please call me at (864)497-2216 or email me at shrier.fcs@gmail.com to provide further information on how I can join Heinz.

  15. Bruce Thompson Jr permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:37 pm

    Can you please contact me on how to apply for the jobs coming to Florence, SC contact #843 346 9169.

  16. Janifer Mouzon permalink
    July 30, 2009 7:33 pm

    Forward to Human Resouce Department,

    Hello, My name is Janifer, and I use to work for a company called Bordens Foods. They poduced various sauces,one of them being called classico. I worked in production and packaging. I would like any information on employment.Here is my e-mail address. jmouzon@verizon.net. Looking forward to your reply.
    Thank-you

  17. Charles F Campbell III permalink
    September 23, 2009 8:42 am

    Yes I am interested in seeking a position within the Heinz facility in Florence, South Carolina. I am a graduate from Clemson University and would like to know who I could contact to send my information to.

    Your respectfully,

    Charles F. Campbell lll

  18. September 27, 2009 6:13 pm

    I am interested in driving truck for Heniz. I have my CDL and I have great driving record. Please advise me has how I can apply for any position with your company. Looking forwarded to hereing for you in future.

    Sincerely,
    A J Williams

  19. Jerry Shady permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:50 pm

    I would like to apply for a position in this company, my skills are just what this company will be looking for and I would like a chance to work for you. Please contact me for employment.

    Sincerely,
    J shady

  20. LESHAWN SMITH permalink
    January 3, 2010 9:10 pm

    Hello, My name is LESHAWN, and I use to work for MERITA BAKERY OF FLORENCE. They produced various breads. I worked in production and packaging. I am energetic and a hard working person who have experience in the food industry. Can you please send me information on the hiring process please. I would like any information on employment.Here is my e-mail address. smith_tigra@yahoo.com Looking forward to your reply.

    THANKS

    LESHAWN SMITH
    (843)-661-6155

  21. January 8, 2010 10:36 am

    Hi I have been searching and searching everywhere for a job but it just seem as though there are no jobs out there. If you could please notify me.

  22. William McCullough permalink
    January 31, 2010 7:54 am

    I am highly intersted in joing the Heinz team. I have superior experience in the food industry,but willing to learn more. please send me informatin on how to apply for this great employment offer.

    Sincerly;
    William McCullough

  23. James Williams permalink
    February 5, 2010 1:00 pm

    I am a very hardworking and dedicated young man in search of employment through this company. You can contact me by my email address wjames2881@yahoo.com or by phone 843-409-2005/843-420-5259. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  24. shakoya riggins permalink
    February 6, 2010 12:12 am

    hi i am very interested in working for your company, could you tell me how to fill out an application for employment. i am a very hard woker and dont mind what it take to make the company a sucess.

  25. Tami Shreffler permalink
    May 9, 2010 11:57 am

    To Heinz H.R.
    I am looking for information of the Florence S.C. Heinz plant. I live out of state, but lookin to move south. I have worked at a heinz plant for 8 years and interested in becoming an employee in S.C.
    Thank you.

    • Anonymous permalink
      April 19, 2011 11:19 pm

      We in SC don’t want you here. Stay where you are dumbass…

  26. Phillip Lynch permalink
    May 29, 2010 12:35 pm

    to whom it mat concern…I am interested in applying for a job at the Heinze co. in Florence sc.I have distribution exp..with QVC.PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB

    • Phillip Lynch permalink
      January 24, 2011 2:46 pm

      i am interested in a job with Heinz.I have alot of warehouse experience.I have worked for QVC.Distribution.i would appreciate if some one would notify me,on how to apply.

  27. Beverly Smith permalink
    August 3, 2010 12:00 am

    I am intrested in employment with the Heinz Company
    Is the Heinz Company still coming to Florence, SC

  28. will permalink
    August 25, 2010 1:13 pm

    Did anyone find out how to apply for heinz in sc. Email me if u know hoe americanhero91199@yahoo.com

  29. Timothy Rogers permalink
    October 5, 2010 7:07 pm

    I am very interested in becoming a loyal employee of Heinz in Florence , SC . Please contact be on how I can fill out an application. Thank you so much! 843-250-7907

  30. November 11, 2010 9:05 pm

    TO who it may concern, My name is Frederick Robinson I have great experience in production. I work at pet dairy from 1993 til 2010 as a machine operater then i became a shift leader in 2000 i was a dedicated employer i enjoy my job. im a team player and want stop at nothing till tha job is complete needless to say pet dairy has close in october 2010, so i would be please if heinz plant of florence sc, would e mail me at fredfredrobrob@yahoo.com looking foward to building a future with heinz. thanks,

  31. Latisha Ham permalink
    December 5, 2010 12:19 pm

    I am interested in working for the Heinz Company. Could you please email some information on how to apply with this company. I am looking forward to being an employee of Heinz. Thanks

  32. Teresa Robinson permalink
    December 8, 2010 3:55 pm

    To whom it may concern;
    I have heard great things about Heinz. I understand that a new facility will be opening soon in Florence, S.C. I would very much like to to be a part of the Heinz Family. I sent you an inquiry back in January 2009 asking about how I could apply for a future job via the Internet when Heinz came to Florence.
    Could you please inform me of how applications will be taken. Will it be via the Internet, or through the local job service. Any information about your hiring process would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance,
    Teresa Robinson

  33. December 29, 2010 10:11 am

    To whom this concerns,

    I am very interested in working for your company. I am very hard working.

    If there is anyway that i could get information on applying to your company please send it to jhnnymckenzie@yahoo.com. You can call at 803-316-0458. Thank you.

  34. January 10, 2011 6:56 pm

    To whom it may concern. I would love too hear from you about a warehouse job. Iam a certified forklift operator. I have ten years experience. Flo town is ready for the doors too be open. Welcome too Florence.

  35. jimmie caldwell jr. permalink
    February 1, 2011 9:13 am

    To whom this may concern.

    I am very eager to work for the heinz company.I have
    about ten years ware house experience.I was a license fork-lift driver,scissor-lift operator load and unload trucks.I worked
    at a gourmet sauce company for many years called boss sauce in
    rochester new-york you can call me at 803-795-7199 or email me with more information at jimmiecaldwell@hotmail.com thanks.

  36. Blue permalink
    February 28, 2011 2:51 pm

    Hi, I am a former Florence SC native. I now live in NJ and looking to relocate back to Florence. While here in NJ, I have acquired many skills, attained an Associates in Business, and developed a very strong skill, “Documentation Specialist”. I am wondering, if you will be hiring a person with my line of expertise. As you know, maintaining documentation in a production environment is extremely important in today’s market. Maintaining correct data and tracking excel spreadsheets are my line of expertise.
    Regards,
    Blue

    Re

  37. Reynauld Mcfadden permalink
    March 14, 2011 8:05 pm

    I will like to receive information on how to apply for a position for the Heinz plant in Florence SC. I am currently employed at Johnson Food Service in Columbia SC. I am relocating to the Florence area and I would love to be apart of the Heinz team.

  38. Harold Simmons permalink
    March 17, 2011 7:26 pm

    I would like to recieve information on how to apply for a job with Heinz Inc. I have tried to find the application on line, but i have not been able to pull it up. I would like to thank you in advance for all of your help.

  39. Darryl Gettys permalink
    March 22, 2011 4:19 pm

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am interested in applying for a position at Heinz. I would appreciate knowing how to apply with your company. Thank you for your cooperation in honoring this request.

    Sincerely,

    Darryl Gettys

  40. James Jackson permalink
    May 18, 2011 8:32 am

    How can i apply for a position with your company using the internet

  41. Patricia E. Dixon permalink
    May 18, 2011 3:32 pm

    The company I work for (CMA Services, Inc.) provides janitorial, unarmed security, yards and ground maintenance and other temp labor. We would love to assist you in providing any of these services mentioned above but I don’t know who to contact. Will someone please provide me with a name of a contact person to speak with about outsourcing any or all of the services. I look forward to hearing from someone soon either by email or phone (843) 857-9300.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance in this matter.

  42. David K. Townsend permalink
    July 9, 2011 6:27 pm

    I REALLY WANT TO BECOME ONE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES. I’VE BEEN ON THE COMPUTER ALL DAY TRING TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PLANT AND WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED AT. I AM A RESIDENT OF DILLON,SC. CAN YOU E-MAIL ME OR CALL ME AND LET ME KNOW HOW I CAN BECOME A PART OF YOUR COMPANY?

  43. Tychanda Williams permalink
    August 21, 2011 11:46 pm

    MY name is tychanda williams and i want to become an employee of your company. Could you senn me some information about how to apply. You can send it through my e-mail address tychanda6073@yahoo.com.You can also contact me 843-362-1412 Thank you.

  44. Angela Bradshaw permalink
    September 12, 2011 8:04 am

    Hi my name is Angela Bradshaw and very much interested in being employed with this company.I’ve taken Workkeys test and have scored what is needed to be accepted.I’ve also submitted an application. I’m waiting patiently for a response from you.My email address is angelabradshaw2@yahoo.com my contact # 803 469-9434.Thanking you in advance

  45. Anonymous permalink
    September 12, 2011 10:52 pm

    we r very interested in becoming a part of ur company… could u please e-mail as to where u r located at before i take that ride to florence ….thank u very much my e-mail address is …mariejohnson1234@gmail.com

  46. Anonymous permalink
    September 21, 2011 5:42 pm

    to whom it may concern i have been tyring to apply for a job with your company i have over 16 years of productions,machine operator,set up,cnc,fork lift driver if you could tell me how or where i can apply for any opening fell free to contact me @ tonyahwilliams@yahoo.com Thank You…

  47. Anonymous permalink
    September 27, 2011 12:38 pm

    to whom it may concurn
    i am very interested in finding out how to be employed with the heinzs plant
    please notify

    sincerety charles skipper

  48. Kimerly Wright permalink
    September 30, 2011 10:50 am

    I Just wanted to get an update on the hiring. I did a application about two months ago, I also went to the job fair an filled out another application. An that same day I had a interview, the person that interviewed me said that i have all the qualifacation that they are looking for. Im really interested in this company. An I just want to know are u still hiring, an will get a chance to work at this wonderful facility.

  49. Crystal Davis permalink
    November 11, 2011 2:31 pm

    To whom this may concern,
    My name is Crystal Davis; I am also interested in a position at Heinz. I have experience and would like to know how I could apply for a postion. I have worked in production and packing. I am willing to learn any new skills and is a very hard worker. Please consider me for this position.

    Crystal Davis
    (843)433-0715

  50. Danny Beasley permalink
    December 9, 2011 1:45 pm

    Dear Hiring Manager;

    I am a very hard working person who picks up tasks very quickly and I am interested in working at Heinz in Florence, SC. I have a lot of skills with computers and working with management and I will give the best possible service.

    Please consider me for employment.

    Thank you in advance.

    Danny Beasley

  51. Dorothy Burroughs permalink
    May 30, 2012 10:03 am

    I AM VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN BEING,APART OF YOUR TEAM WHEN IT COMES TO FLORENCE. I’M A HARD WORKER AND LIKE TO WORK WITH OTHERS. I ALSO, DONOT MIND A LITTLE OVER TIME. I WOULD LOVE IT IF, I COULD HAVE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY ONLINE. THANK AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

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