COLUMBIA, S.C. – Blue Sky Processing LLC, a processer of hemp fiber for a variety of applications, today announced plans to locate new operations in Beaufort County. The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create 16 new jobs.
Blue Sky Processing is pioneering large-scale extraction of cannabidiol (CBD) and other hemp cannabinoids. Focused on legal and non-psychoactive cannabinoid nutritional supplements, the company will be participating in the S.C. Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Pilot Program and will be renovating an existing property in Beaufort County. Once completed, the facility will be outfitted with processing and analytical equipment, coming online in the first quarter of 2019.
Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019 as well, and those interested in joining the Blue Sky Processing team should contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
“We are thrilled to have the support from the S.C. Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Pilot Program. The future looks very optimistic for hemp cultivators and manufacturers throughout the state.” –Blue Sky Processing President Jennifer Pfuhl
“With an announcement like today’s from Blue Sky Processing, it’s clear that agribusiness is as important to South Carolina’s present and future as it has been to our past. I’m proud to welcome this great company to our robust business community and look forward to seeing how it will continue to grow and thrive in the Lowcountry.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has a rich history in the agribusiness sector, and today’s announcement by Blue Sky Processing shows that this industry continues to flourish in the Palmetto State. We congratulate this innovative company on their new operations and look forward to all they’ll be able achieve in Beaufort County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are grateful that Blue Sky Processing has chosen Beaufort County to locate its operations. Their investment in Beaufort is evidence that the work of the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation is resonating with investors. Beaufort County is a great place for business and industry. We are appreciative of the good jobs Blue Sky will be bringing to northern Beaufort County.” –Beaufort County Councilman Gerald Dawson, District One
“Blue Sky Processing’s announcement is great news! The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation is working hard to meet the needs of existing industry and attract new industry. This project was identified through our existing industry visits. By working closely with the business community and partnering with the S.C. Department of Commerce as well as the S.C. Department of Agriculture, we’ve been able to connect investors with great South Carolina programs to fuel growth and job creation.” –Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation Chairman Stephen Murray
“We are proud to welcome Blue Sky Processing to Beaufort County. As industrial hemp proves to be an additional crop for our farmers, establishing a processing network is paramount to our growers’ success. And, as we continue to expand upon these opportunities, we look forward to South Carolina becoming the industry leader.” –S.C. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers