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The Ritedose Corp. expanding in Richland County, bringing 94 new jobs to the area


The Ritedose Corp., a locally owned and operated pharmaceutical manufacturer announced plans to expand operations in Richland County.

The company’s $81 million investment will create 94 new jobs.

Phase one of the expansion and the addition of the approximately 50 of the 94 total jobs will be completed in early 2024, individuals interested in doing The Ritedose Corp. should visit the company’s career page.

This company operates a state-of-the-art “blow-fill-seal” (BFS) facility, where liquid-pharmaceuticals are formulated, filled and packaged for distribution.

For over 25 years, The Ritedose Corp. has been an industry leader in the aseptic production of sterile, single-dose medication, serving the contract development manufacturing, generics and 503B outsourcing markets. The company’s customers range from small startups and retail pharmacies to large pharmaceutical companies, wholesalers and hospital systems.

Located at Carolina Research Park in Columbia, The Ritedose Corp.’s first phase of expansion includes adding square footage to its existing facility. The expansion will also involve internal renovations to the facility’s existing structure. When complete, the expansion will allow the company to manufacture an additional 400 million doses of pharmaceuticals.

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