The Charleston Pie Man LLC Announces New Facilities in Georgetown County
Investment expected to create 80 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 14, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Georgetown County today announced that The Charleston Pie Man LLC will locate its new operation in Georgetown County. The $500,000 investment is expected to generate 80 new jobs.
“Demand for the pies has grown quickly, and I expect it to continue to grow as we enter more markets. This new facility will allow us to meet demand and get our pies to our customers wherever they might be. This new manufacturing operation represents an important first step for us, and we look forward to growing here. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Toby Simmons, owner and founder of The Charleston Pie Man.
The Charleston Pie Man will open a new pie manufacturing operation in Georgetown County to assemble and prepare its pies. The company has leased two facilities in the area, one in Pawleys Island and the other in Georgetown. The company plans to build on its regional pie business and enter markets all across the U.S.
“Small businesses are a fundamental driver of employment opportunities for South Carolinians and citizens across the nation. The success of The Charleston Pie Man shows how a kitchen concept can be turned into a thriving business. The company’s growth from a one-man operation into a manufacturing business that will employ dozens of people and have a broad market reach demonstrates that South Carolina provides the foundation fundamental to growing any business. Congratulations to Toby Simmons and The Charleston Pie Man and best wishes for continued success,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.
“We are delighted The Charleston Pie Man has created its home in Georgetown County with bakery locations in both Pawleys Island and Georgetown,” said Georgetown County Council Chairman Johnny Morant. “We are excited they will occupy buildings in multiple locations within our county to provide job opportunities for residents to find a quality job with a growing company. The Charleston Pie Man is an entrepreneurial business with rapid growth potential so it is a pleasure to welcome them to the Georgetown County business community.”
The Charleston Pie Man is in the process of hiring for the positions now. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the Georgetown Workforce Center at 843-546-8581 or the company at 843-314-3570, or by fax at 843-314-3571.
The Charleston Pie Man is the creation of Toby Simmons, who went from making his pies at home and selling them at local farmers markets to opening a bakery in Charleston. Even as his success has grown, Simmons has continued to use the freshest ingredients to make his pies. For more information about the company, please visit www.thecharlestonpieman.com.