Columbus County Becomes Home to Tortilla Manufacturer

September 19, 2008

(Whiteville, NC) – Piramide Mexican Foods is the first company in seven years to announce their intentions of locating in Columbus County’s Southeast Regional Park. Piramide will occupy the 48,000 sq. ft. building, formerly known as Sumitomo, in Southeast Regional Park near Whiteville, NC. The company will invest $1 million and create 20 jobs for Whiteville and surrounding areas.

Piramide Mexican Foods is a tortilla manufacturing company that will produce corn and flour tortillas and distribute them throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. According to Justin Smith, Director, Columbus County Economic Development, this project lead was produced by North Carolina’s Southeast, the regional economic development marketing organization for southeastern North Carolina. Mr. Smith also recognized North Carolina’s Southeast for providing an incentive grant to attract the company. In addition, he acknowledged assistance received from the Columbus County Committee of 100 and the North Carolina Department.

Columbus County Economic Development Office in conjunction with North Carolina's Southeast assisted the company in choosing their new location. North Carolina's Southeast serves an 11-county area and has been directly involved in the creation of over 7,900 jobs and over $865 million in new investment in the region since the group’s formation in mid-1994.