Milo’s Tea plans $130 million plant in South Carolina

Manufacturing, distribution facility should break ground next month

A rendering of Milo’s Tea Co.’s planned facility in South Carolina.

Bessemer-based Milo’s Tea Co. announced Tuesday plans for a $130 million manufacturing and distribution facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

The facility will initially bring more than 100 new jobs to the area.

Milo’s, which has been in business for 76 years, plans to break ground by mid-March and start production of tea and lemonade in the fall of 2024.

Selection of the 48-acre site in South Carolina came after a multi-year site selection process. It will be the fourth production plant for the company, joining facilities in Bessemer, Homewood and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“South Carolina was the optimal location to efficiently serve our customers up and down the east coast. Like our selection journey for our Oklahoma facility, we immediately felt at home in the Spartanburg area as we received a warm welcome from state and local community partners,” CEO Tricia Wallwork says.  “South Carolina and Spartanburg County in particular proved to be the right ecosystem to help us advance our ‘people first’ culture by offering an excellent standard of living for our associates and robust workforce development resources to drive economic prosperity not only for our people but also for the region.”

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