A Raymondville charcoal business is under new ownership this week.

A Raymondville charcoal firm is under new ownership following a transaction that took effect last week. The move will bring new jobs and opportunities for the timber industry in the region, officials said.

Packaging Service Co. Inc., a consumer products company located in Pearland, Texas, acquired the plant at 7903 Sumpter Drive near the Big Piney Sportsman Club and about 92 acres from Renewable Carbon Energies LLC of the Columbia, Mo. area that was created in April 2009 and lists former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson as its registered agent.

“We are pleased to be a part of Raymondville and the Texas County community,” said Bill Platt of the firm. “This change in ownership will bring immediate facility improvements and employment opportunities with planned future growth.

It’s estimated about 15 jobs will be created.

The Raymondville site will be one of PSC’s manufacturing facilities servicing home center, hardware, food service and grocery distributors and retailers in the United States and overseas.

In 2000, PSC, which was founded in 1971, expanded its operations to include charcoal product manufacturing with primary production and distribution facilities in Chetopa, Kan. Its premium barbecue products are sold under its corporate names of Frontier, Jack Daniels and Picnic. It also produces private label store brands and offers a wide variety of premium charcoal products, including briquets, woods, fuels, grill cleaners and other specialty barbecue items.

Platt said the company plans to hire an administrative assistant and production operators for day and night shifts. To inquire about a job call Platt at 417-457-6700 or Eva Woolridge at 832-300-4069.

Slabs also are sought from sawmills in the area. Call Platt or Tina Blair at 620-236-7400.

 

 

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