Engineered Foam Packaging plans to invest $15 million in a new manufacturing facility in South Carolina.
EFP expects the Bishopville location will create 53 new jobs, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
"This new manufacturing center in South Carolina augments our geographic reach allowing us to more effectively serve our diverse customer base in the Southeast, while opening a whole new geography for growth and expansion with prospective new customers," EFP President John Hoeper said in a statement.
The Lee County site becomes EFP's first in South Carolina and will include both manufacturing and distribution in a 117,000-square-foot building. EFP also expects to add 50,000 to 100,000 square feet within two to three years, the state said.
EFP makes protective packaging, consumer packaging and cold chain packaging and provides supply chain services. The company expects manufacturing to begin by August in South Carolina.
The new location joins company sites in Elkhart and Evansville, Ind., Decatur, Ala., La Vergne, Tenn., and Reno, Nev.
EFP is a subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter & Co., which describes itself a privately held portfolio of business that includes Federal Eagle, a maker of funeral hearses.