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      Pharmaceutical company to invest $12.2M in Clarendon County

      Officials say a pharmaceutical company is creating about 300 new jobs with an investment in Clarendon County.

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Officials say a pharmaceutical company is creating about 300 new jobs with an investment in Clarendon County.

      Gov. Nikki Haley and Commerce Department officials said Wednesday that Spirit Pharmaceuticals was building a new facility in Clarendon County, investing a total of about $12.2 million.

      Spirit CEO Ajoy Joshi says the company is building a new packaging and manufacturing facility in Summerton. Officials say the new building should be operational by early next year.

      Spirit makes a range of generic pharmaceuticals for retailers like Walgreens, Dollar Tree and CVS.