Mark Anthony Brewing announced plans to build a new production facility in Richland County Tuesday.
The facility will be located in Pineview Industrial Park in Columbia, where White Claw Hard Seltzer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Mike’s Harder Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails will be produced.
Construction of the facility will provide much-needed capacity to keep up with consumer demand in the Southern United States. Warehousing and distribution operations will also be located on-site.
Mark Anthony Brewing's $400 million investment will create 300 new jobs and represents one of the largest economic investments in Richland County history. This will be one of the largest breweries built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.
“One of the primary reasons we selected Richland County was the spirit of collaboration and engagement from the state of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Richland County Council that have embraced our vision and understand our ambitious timeline to transform this location from initial concept to a fully operational facility in record time," said John Sacksteder, president of Mark Anthony Brewing. "Once complete, this new, state-of-the-art facility will be a center of excellence for our patented PureBrew process, which allows White Claw, Mike’s and our growing portfolio of market-leading beverages to taste like no other.”
Construction is slated to begin immediately. The facility, sitting at more than one million sq. ft., is expected to be fully operational by summer 2021.
Those interested in employment opportunities with the Mark Anthony Brewing team are asked to visit the recruiting website for additional information.