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      120 jobs being created in the Pee Dee

      120 jobs are coming to Marion County, which typically has the highest unemployment rate in South Carolina.

      SoPakCo plans to expand its operations at its facility in Mullins, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

      The company plans to invest $3.4 million to produce a new frozen food product line which will create more than 120 full-time jobs. All the new jobs will be entirely focused on the new product line.

      The expansion will bring SoPakCo's total number of employees to more than 600 between the company's Mullins and Bennettsville facilities.

      "SoPakCo is a major employer and an important part of the economy in Marion County. With this expansion, they will employ more than 600 people in our state. We applaud SoPakCo and their commitment to invest $3.4 million and create more than 120 new jobs in Mullins," said Governor Nikki Haley.

      "SoPakCo has been a vital part of our local economy for years. Their decision to open a new production line in Mullins exemplifies their dedication to our community and belief in our workforce. On behalf of South Carolina's Seventh District, I congratulate SoPakCo on their expansion and wish them success with their new endeavor," said Congressman Tom Rice.

      Production begins in the fourth quarter of this year and positions will be filled. For more information about the new jobs and to apply, visit here.

      The company's experience in processed foods began more than 60 years ago creating meals ready to eat (MREs) for the U.S. military and the world, generating more than $100 million in annual sales.