SC Ports Confirms Expansion of Export Transload Facility
South Carolina Ports Authority continues agricultural export growth initiatives with the newly opened C&M Hog Farm’s transload facility that will handle soybeans and other local products to meet the increasing facility demand for North and South Carolina agriculture products via Inland Port Dillon, according to a release from the company this week.
“Our family farm has been serving the local farming community for many years,” said Richard Myers, who co-operates C&M Hog Farm with Leslie Thompson. “We are proud to expand our business operations in order to provide farmers with a new, competitive access point to the global marketplace as well as bring new jobs to Dillon County.”
South Carolina-based C&M Hog Farms, established in 1987, is an independent and local grain elevator and trucking company that will provide additional methods in meeting regional demand and export needs of products such as grains, peanuts, and animal feeds. The increase in demand stems from the April 2018 opening of Inland Port Dillon.
“As South Carolina’s leading industry, agriculture is a direct beneficiary of Inland Port Dillon,” said South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. “C&M is a great example of how the Inland Port is creating new opportunities of growth for our state’s farmers. And as we continue growing our agribusiness industry, I know Inland Port Dillon will continually be vital to future expansion opportunities.”
“The expansion of C&M is exciting news that reflects the benefits of Inland Port Dillon for farming and agricultural business across the Carolinas,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. “We look forward to continuing to play a strong role in the addition of jobs and economic development activity in the region.”
Source: South Carolina Ports Authority