Mar 10 2003

Marion County Company Secures Contract worth $18 Million

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-Seneca) today said the Defense Logistics Agency has awarded an $18.64 million contract to SOPAKCO Packaging in Mullins. The contract requires the company to manufacture 420,000 meals, ready-to-eat (MRE) for America’s servicemen and women. “SOPAKCO’s work contributes directly to feeding our troops and to helping win the war on terrorism,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “This is a great example of a community doing its part. The renewal of this contract is also great news for the economy of Marion County.” The contact runs through May 31, 2003.