COLUMBIA, SC. — A new meat processing establishment is coming to Laurens County, SC, according to a press release from the office of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. Tomahawk Processing LLC is setting up shop in Laurens through a company investment of $5 million.

“My partners and I are thrilled to announce that Tomahawk Processing will be locating in Laurens County, SC,” said Platt Moore, Tomahawk Processing managing partner. “We look forward to partnering with South Carolina producers to help bring local beef direct to consumers.”

Tomahawk Processing plans to build a state-of-the-art, USDA-inspected processing plant that will provide beef processing and packing services. It will offer private label packaging so that producers can sell their products in South Carolina and other states.

“The lack of in-state processing capacity is probably the No. 1 concern I hear from beef producers in South Carolina, so this project is a big deal," said Hugh Weaters, South Carolina Commissinoer of Agriculture. "This qualified team with South Carolina roots will help strengthen the agribusiness industry in our state.” 

Located at 5336 Metric Road in Laurens, the new facility is expected to create 26 jobs and be operational in the first quarter of 2025.