More than 100 employees at a food packaging plant in Mullins have been laid off from their jobs.
A posting on the SC Works employment website Tuesday confirms SoPakCo laid off 116 employees on Friday. The federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires businesses to notify state officials of plans to close facilities or announce mass layoffs.
The Florence Morning News first reported the layoffs Monday.
SoPakCo opened the Mullins facility in 2009, but an expansion last year nearly doubled its size to 280 employees. The company packages foods in pouches and meal kits that can be heated up and served in the pouch. It is headquartered out of the Mullins plant.
Mullins is a large Pee Dee town of roughly 5,000 residents in Marion County. It is located about 30 miles east of Florence and 40 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.