Food products company to open facility in Beaufort

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Mira International Foods, Inc., a food crafting and distributing company based in New Jersey, on Thursday announced plans to establish operations in the City of Beaufort. The $2 million-plus investment will create 28 new jobs, according to a news release.

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,” owners of the company Mark and Monica Awadalla said in a release. “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,” Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray said.“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.”