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      Company in Williamsburg County expanding, adding jobs

      WasteZero, a company is Williamsburg County, is expanding its existing operations in the county and adding 27 jobs, according to a release.

      "We are excited about the opportunity to expand our operations at our Hemingway plant," said Mark Dancy, president of WasteZero. "South Carolina's pro-business environment and skilled and dependable workforce has enabled us to grow," Dancy said.

      The company which specializes in municipal solid waste reduction programs plans to add 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its Hemingway facility. That facility is the company's sole manufacturing plant that serves more than 800 municipal customers across the nation, according to the release.

      "Today's announcement is another win for one of our state's rural areas," said Governor Nikki Haley. "We celebrate WasteZero's decision to invest $3.1 million and create 27 new jobs in Hemingway. It is always great to see one of our existing businesses grow and succeed in our state," Haley said.

      The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a rural infrastructure grant of $125,000 for the project.

      The company expects to finish the expansion next year and start hiring for the new positions next spring.

      WasteZero which is based in Raleigh, N.C., helps local governments around the United States save money by cutting municipal solid waste and by increasing recycling.

      If you are interested in a job with the company, click here.