Hamrick Mills expanding manufacturing operations in Cherokee County

September 20, 2017

$6 million expansion positions textile producer for growth

hamrick_mills.pngHamrick Mills, a longstanding textile manufacturer, is expanding its production capabilities in Gaffney with a $6 million investment. 

Established in 1900, the company produces high-quality woven fabrics for use in home furnishings, industrial applications, and apparel and support apparel markets. Its “Made in the USA” fabric lines are produced entirely at its two production facilities in Cherokee County. 

The expanded investment will allow for upgrades of manufacturing equipment at both of its plants in Gaffney. Hamrick Mills employs 430 between its two-plant operation, corporate headquarters, and sales office. 

Today, the company operates under the direction of fourth- and fifth-generation family members, and credits continuous innovation for its sustained success. 


“Hamrick Mills has been a proud part of the Cherokee County community for over 115 years – investing millions of dollars into our county and employing 450 people, most of which are local citizens. Our company strongly believes in investing in our community by being a good corporate citizen and also by encouraging civic involvement by our associates. We are very proud of that heritage, and our current expansion efforts show a continued resolve to invest in our community and grow our business for the benefit of everyone involved. We are very grateful to Cherokee County and the County Council for once again stepping up to the plate to partner with us, encouraging our growth and employment of local citizens, and for having the confidence that we will continue to be a vital part of Cherokee County.” –Hamrick Mills CFO Charles Hamrick 

“Cherokee County is proud that Hamrick Mills has chosen to invest in this community. This investment continues to verify Cherokee County’s commitment to existing industry. We look forward to the next 100 years of partnership with the Hamrick family.”Cherokee County Council Chair Tim Spencer

“The longevity of Hamrick Mills is a testament to both the company’s strength in innovation and the value proposition of business operations within the Upstate. We congratulate this textile manufacturer on its continued growth and service to our region.” –Upstate SC Alliance President & CEO John Lummus