- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) - A new company will soon be rolling out the barrels in Gov. Nikki Haley’s hometown.

Media outlets report the governor returned to Bamberg on Wednesday where she helped cut the ribbon at Black Water Barrels LLC.

The new company, which is creating about 60 jobs, will make white oak barrels in which to age bourbon. The company is investing $3.6 million to start the operation in an old automotive plant.

Black Water President Greg Pierce thanked local officials for the support they have given the endeavor.

Haley said that neighbors helping neighbors is still the old hometown she remembers.

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