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Milo’s Tea's Fourth Plant Coming to South Carolina

Jan. 25, 2023
$130 million Moore, S.C., plant should employ 100 next year.

Milo's Tea Company, a 76-year-old Alabama-based beverage company, on Jan. 24 said it will spend $130 million to build a manufacturing and distribution facility in Moore, S.C. Milo's expects to break ground by mid-March and to start production of its tea and lemonade in the fall of 2024.

The plant should create 100 jobs. The 110,000-sq.-ft. facility will be the fourth production plant for the company, the others being in Tulsa, Okla., and Bessemer and Homewood, Ala.

The move to South Carolina supports the company's goal of expanding its production of its refrigerated, all-natural teas and beverages, especially along the East Coast. Milo's also plans on adding additional lines of production over the coming years.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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