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WP Rawl’s Business is Growing with Help from a New Generation

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015; Pelion, S.C.:WP Rawl, the premier grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the U.S. announces the continued expansion of its team by adding fourth generation family members Lauren Clifton, Robert Clifton and Amber Rawl.

Lauren and Robert Clifton accepted full time positions at WP Rawl this summer, joining the second and third generations already running the company. Daughter and son of Susan Clifton, vice president of finance & administration, Lauren and Robert are eager to learn more about all aspects of the business. Lauren is a 2013 graduate of Anderson University, while Robert followed the footsteps of great uncle Howard Rawl, uncle Charles Wingard and second cousin Ashley Rawl, earning his degree from Clemson University.

Amber Rawl, daughter of Dean Rawl, vice president of equipment and engineering, is also working full time at WP Rawl while simultaneously attending Midlands Technical College. All three have previously worked at the Pelion, S.C. headquarters during the summer and look forward to developing their careers and contributing to the growth of the family business.

"We are of course elated to have Lauren, Robert and Amber join the company," said third generation family member Karen Johnson, vice president of H&R and administration. "It is especially meaningful this year as we celebrate 90 years of WP Rawl. I know our grandparents, Walter and Ernestine, would be proud of everything we have accomplished and that the family continues to have interest in growing the business and carrying on the legacy."

About WP Rawl
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a fourth generation family farm which has grown to become a grower/shipper/processor, specializing in year-round bulk and value-added leafy greens and vegetables in the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®, Palmetto Gardens® and Versatile Veggies® brands. In 2015, the company is celebrating its 90th anniversary.


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