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Effingham Pellets, LLC establishing operations in Florence County
August 20, 2020 - BY ALEX CLARK, CMP, Director of Marketing & Communications SCDC

More than $5.4 million investment will create 10 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Effingham Pellets, LLC, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Company, today announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company's more than $5.4 million investment is projected to create 10 new jobs.

A newly formed company, Effingham Pellets, LLC is a wood pellet manufacturer and distributor that supplies wood pellets for export sale to Europe.

Located at 4905 Ingram Bypass in Effingham, the company's Florence County operations will produce wood pellets to be burned in place of coal at power plants across Europe.

Operations are expected to be online by June 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Effingham Pellets, LLC team should visit https://www.cilumber.com/contact-us/.


"We are excited to begin operations in Florence County, where we will be able to produce power solutions that promote sustainability on an international scale. Effingham Pellets, LLC looks forward to being an important partner to Charles Ingram Lumber Company and the community as a whole." - Effingham Pellets, LLC

"We are proud to celebrate Effingham Pellets, LLC's investment in South Carolina and our people. Anytime a company is able to set up shop here, it proves what we already know - that we have one of the most competitive business environments in the world and a workforce that can get the job done." - Gov. Henry McMaster

"In South Carolina, we know how to make things. Effingham Pellets, LLC's decision to establish operations here generates even more momentum for our state's manufacturing sector, which continues to grow and produce more jobs for South Carolinians." - Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Sustainability is an initiative the state of South Carolina is proud to support. Effingham Pellets, LLC, with its use of previously unused material, is the right step for a greener, more environmentally friendly future for Florence County." - S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman

"Effingham Pellets, LLC is a welcome addition to the business community of Florence County. Innovative ideas, such as creating useful products from previously unused material, are a representation of the unique opportunities Florence County has to offer. We are proud to host this forward-thinking company." - Florence County Council Chairman Willard Dorriety, Jr.

"Maintaining a quality business climate is one of the main goals of Florence County Economic Development Partnership. When two industries are able to collaborate for the betterment of the county, as is the case with Effingham Pellets, LLC and Charles Ingram Lumber Company, that's an indication that we are succeeding. We are happy to welcome Effingham Pellets, LLC to this community." - Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Joe W. "Rocky" Pearce


  • Effingham Pellets, LLC is establishing operations in Florence County.
  • The company's more than $5.4 million investment is projected to create 10 new jobs.
  • The company is a wood pellet manufacturer and distributor.
  • Located at 4905 Ingram Bypass in Effingham, S.C.
  • Individuals interested in joining the Effingham Pellets, LLC team should visit https://www.cilumber.com/contact-us/.

About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998

Last Published: August 24, 2020 9:54 AM
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