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Thorne Research, Inc. Establishes Headquarters and Manufacturing Operations in Berkeley County

November 11, 2016

Thorne Research, Inc., a privately-held nutritional supplement manufacturing company, will be constructing a new manufacturing facility and corporate office complex in Summerville, S.C. The $35 million project is expected to create 330 new jobs in Berkeley County.

Thorne is a personalized health solutions company dedicated to improving individual outcomes through science and technology. For 30 years, Thorne has led the nutritional supplement industry in providing researched-based, high-quality natural products, including foundational vitamins and minerals and therapeutic-focused nutritional supplements. By leveraging cutting-edge research and personalized data through its affiliate, WellnessFX, Thorne offers customized preventive health solutions for practitioners, their patients and athletes.

Thorne Research’s new state-of-the-art, 240,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters will be located at 620 Omni Industrial Blvd., on a 26-acre parcel, in the Omni Industrial Campus in Summerville. Expected to be fully operational by the middle of 2018, hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018. Anyone interested in joining the Thorne Research team should visit the company’s career page online. For additional information on the company, visit www.thorne.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

$35 Million

Capital Investment


New Jobs Expected


SCEDIF Program

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Berkeley Electric Cooperative

“We are thrilled to welcome Thorne Research, Inc. to Berkeley County and to serve as their utility partner. With the Santee Cooper Economic Development Investment Fund, the SC Power Team and Berkeley Electric were able to support this project through its process more expediently and enable Thorne Research, Inc. to focus on other priorities in establishing its headquarters.”

– Dwayne Cartwright
President & CEO, Berkeley Electric Cooperative

“Given the dramatic impact and planned growth arising from our collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Colorado Hospital Association and others, combined with dramatic increases in new professional customers, particularly medical doctors and our international businesses, our new Summerville facility will meet our need to increase capacity and productivity to meet our anticipated future growth. The State of South Carolina, particularly Governor Haley, who was personally involved, as well as so many officials with the Department of Commerce and Berkeley County, have been exceptionally helpful and worked tirelessly with us to make this a reality.”

Paul Jacobson
Thorne Research, Inc. CEO

“The fact that Thorne Research has decided to move its headquarters to Summerville is a real reason to celebrate, and it shows that the Team South Carolina approach to creating a competitive business environment and developing one of the most skilled workforces in the world is working for the state as a whole. We’re excited to welcome Thorne to the South Carolina family and thank its leadership for the commitment that this investment, and the 330 new jobs it will create, shows they have toward the people of our great state.”

– The Honorable Nikki Randhawa Haley
Governor of South Carolina

“It’s always exciting when a company decides to locate new operations in South Carolina, and we’re pleased to welcome such an innovative company, like Thorne Research, that’s focused on cutting-edge technology and advanced manufacturing. I congratulate them on this new investment and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them here.”

– Bobby Hitt
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce

“Thorne’s announcement of arguably the largest life science project in the Lowcountry is extremely exciting for Berkeley County; we are honored to welcome Thorne, their investment and the hundreds of jobs they offer. Thorne’s announcement is also further proof that Berkeley County is open for business, and Berkeley County means business. Through meetings with the company’s team, I am confident Thorne will thrive in Berkeley County and also be incredible partners in job creation opportunities for many years to come.”

– Bill Peagler
Berkeley County Supervisor

“The Charleston region successfully competed against major U.S. metros to attract the largest life sciences headquarters and manufacturer in our community’s history. Governor Haley was an influential and persuasive factor, along with a comprehensive group of local leaders, in Thorne Research’s decision to locate in Berkeley County. We are proud to welcome Thorne to our region’s growing life sciences cluster.”

– Todd Gallati
Charleston Regional Development Alliance Chairman