LEXINGTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An electronic cigarette company has announced plans to invest more than $125 million in a new assembly facility in the upstate.
JUUL Labs, Inc. made the announcement on Monday and said the investment is expected to generate more than 500 new jobs to support its manufacturing operations.
“Today, we celebrate JUUL Labs’ investment in Lexington County and the 500 new jobs that will be created as a result,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “South Carolina’s pro-business environment continues to attract companies to our borders, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this innovative company.”
Operations, which will be located in Lexington County, will assemble and package JUUL products using advanced production techniques.
JUUL Labs was established to help adult smokers switch from combustible cigarettes.
“We are excited to work with community leaders to support the creation of high-quality American jobs for a diverse and inclusive workforce drawn from across the Midlands,” said JUUL Labs Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burns.