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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Food products company to open new facility in Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 2, 2021) –  Mira International Foods, Inc. (Mira), a food crafting and distributing company based in New Jersey, today announced plans to establish operations in the City of Beaufort. The $2 million-plus investment will create 28 new jobs. 

Mira crafts and distributes food, beverage and snack items to more than 30,000 retailers in the United States. Some of the company’s bestselling products include coconut waters, coconut milk, white and brown sugars, a line of sauces, and tropical nectars. The new 48,960-square-foot facility, located on Eleanore Fine Road, will increase the company’s operating capacity.

“Mira is excited to invest in South Carolina and partner with its constituents to robustly grow its business,” said Mark and Monica Awadalla, owners of the company. “Beaufort is a strategic location, which allows us to harness the talents of a growing and vibrant workforce, often with the benefit of rigorous military experience. Situated between two of the most thriving ports in the country, Charleston and Savannah, our location is optimal as we can readily import key products that are essential for our business. Thank you, South Carolina, for your amazing welcome and for being so business friendly.”
 
 “We are excited to welcome Mira International Foods to the City of Beaufort,” said Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray. “The decision of this family-owned company highlights that out-of-state businesses recognize the pro-industrial climate of Beaufort and the State of South Carolina. Transitioning military members, access to ports, and a superb quality of life are providing value to our incoming companies. This project also signifies that industrial product gets consumed quickly in Beaufort. We are looking forward to more wins like this for the City of Beaufort and for the State of South Carolina.” 

The City of Beaufort has worked closely with the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation to bring new companies to the City, helping to diversify the City’s economy and increase its job base. 

In addition to Mira Foods, Materials Research Group, a glass manufacturer out of New Jersey, plans to open a new facility at Beaufort Commerce Park by the end of the year, creating 27 jobs. In early August, the City held a ground-breaking for a new 64,000 square foot Class A spec building, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2022.

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