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Haddon House Food Products expanding Chester County operations

Christopher Huff
February 4, 2015

The Times and Democrat

COLUMBIA - Haddon House Food Products, the largest privately-owned distributor, importer and exporter of specialty, natural, organic, ethnic and kosher foods, is expanding its Chester County operations. The company is investing $4.6 million to expand its operations in Richburg. The investment is expected to create 55 new jobs.

Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Medford, New Jersey, Haddon House offers and maintains an inventory of more than 20,000 food products. In addition to the company's existing Richburg facility, Haddon House operates its other major distribution center in Howell, New Jersey. Collectively, the two facilities encompass more than 1,000,000-square-feet of warehouse space.

To expand its Chester County operations, Haddon House is constructing an addition to its existing facility. The addition will feature an expanded freezer distribution building. Located at 578B L and C Distribution Park in Richburg, the nearly 30,000-square-foot expansion will allow the company to continue to meet the needs of new and existing customers throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean as the frozen foods sector continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.

Construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015. Hiring for the expanded freezer distribution building will be ongoing. Those interested in applying for open positions may contact sbradley@haddonhouse.com. For more information on Haddon House Food Products, please visit www.haddonhouse.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project.


QUOTES

"It is the continued support of Chester County, the great State of South Carolina and our deep respect for the fine people of Richburg which provides the ongoing desire to continue expanding our Richburg, South Carolina Distribution Center. We are grateful for the opportunity to service our customers from such a fine facility while developing additional employment opportunities for Chester County residents." -Haddon House Food Products Chief Executive Officer David Anderson, Sr.

"It's always exciting when new businesses choose to come to South Carolina, but it's a real reason to celebrate when we see one of our existing companies like Haddon House Food Products make the decision to continue growing here. We congratulate Haddon House on announcing their second expansion in Chester County in only three years, and look forward to watching them succeed here for many years to come." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina has always been known for great food, and our thriving food processing and distribution industries are an extension of that. Today, we celebrate Haddon House Food Products for their decision to expand, further fueling the growth of the food distribution industry in the Palmetto State." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"I am pleased that Haddon House Food Products recognizes the potential for greater opportunity in our state, and I will continue to do everything I can do support their investment in South Carolina. Because of commitments like this, agribusiness has continued to remain South Carolina's #1 industry." -South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers

"We thank Haddon House for another vote of confidence by choosing to expand here in Chester County for a second time since 2012. Chester County continues in its efforts to create a pro-business atmosphere that is attractive to our existing industrial partners." -Chester County R. Carlisle Roddey

"It's always a good story when an existing business decides to invest additional capital and expand operations in your county. It is especially gratifying when it's a great company like Haddon House that is so well respected throughout the food distribution industry." -Chester Development Association Chairman Brian Singleton


FIVE FAST FACTS
  • Haddon House Food Products is expanding its Chester County operations for the second time since 2012.
  • $4.6 million investment creating 55 new jobs.
  • Haddon House Food Products was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Medford, N.J.
  • The expansion is being achieved with a nearly 30,000-square-foot addition to the company's existing facility located at 578B L and C Distribution Park in Richburg, S.C.
  • Those interested in applying for open positions may contact sbradley@haddonhouse.com.

About Haddon House Food Products:
With 50 years of experience in the specialty food industry, Haddon House Food Products continues to bring innovation to the tables of consumers worldwide. The company's inventory selection of more than 20,000 items consists of dry grocery, refrigerated and frozen nationally recognized specialty, kosher, ethnic, natural, dairy, deli, bakery and organic foods , as well as exclusive brands such as, David's Kosher products, Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Seasonings, and Bella Famiglia Mediterranean specialties, just to name a few. From major supermarket chains to small independent gourmet retailers, Haddon House customers have the advantage of Haddon House's unparalleled industry expertise to ensure the success of their specialty, natural, ethnic, kosher and organic foods programs. For more information about Haddon House and our products we invite you to visit our website www.haddonhouse.com.

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