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By Paula Andruss

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Scaling up: Brian and Sassy Henry of Pawleys Island Specialty Foods.
Scaling up: Brian and Sassy Henry of Pawleys Island Specialty Foods.

Brian and Sassy Henry had always planned on slow and steady growth for their South Carolina company, Pawleys Island Specialty Foods. That was the sensible approach.

But the appetite for their Palmetto Cheese spreads grew so quickly that the married couple--Brian serves as president and CEO; Sassy creates the recipes--could no longer meet manufacturing and distribution demands on their own. So they made the decision to team up with Duke Sandwich Productions, an Easley, S.C.-based manufacturer that presented them with a growth opportunity they simply couldn't ignore.

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