Pro Towels expanding Abbeville County operations
September 15, 2015
Company investing $1.7 million to expand its existing Abbeville County manufacturing facility
Pro Towels, the largest towel supplier to the promotional product industry, is expanding its existing operations in Abbeville County. The company is investing more than $1.7 million in the project, creating 50 new jobs over the next five years.
Established in 2006 when Towels, Etc. acquired Professional Towel Mills, Pro Towels aims to provide its customers with top-quality promotional products, such as beach, golf, fitness and rally towels, as well as bathrobes, blankets and sweatshirts. In addition to its Abbeville County facility, the privately-held, Pittsburgh-based firm also operates a facility in California.
Last month, Pro Towels announced the acquisition of the Vancouver-based Kanata Blanket Company, as well as plans to partially relocate Kanata operations into Pro Towels’ existing 300,000-square-foot Abbeville County facility, which is located at 234 Industrial Park Road in Abbeville. To accommodate the increase in production, the company will upfit its building and invest in new machinery.
The expansion project, which is expected to result in more than 50 new jobs, is projected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. Hiring for the new positions is anticipated to begin in mid-2016. Those interested in joining the Pro Towels team should contact Melissa Mason, Human Resources Manager. Applications can only be filled out on-site. For more information on Pro Towels, visit www.protowels.com.
“Pro Towels has long enjoyed an excellent relationship with Abbeville County and the State of South Carolina. We appreciate the cooperation that both have demonstrated as we continue to grow our business. Abbeville has been an ideal home for us, and the strength of the local community and its high-quality workforce will continue to be the backbone of our success. We look forward to a bright future in Abbeville with this expansion.” –Pro Towels President Kevin Nord
“It’s always exciting when a company decides to expand its operations in our state. With this $1.7 million investment, Pro Towels is creating 50 new jobs and demonstrating their commitment to South Carolina, and we look forward to watching this great company continue its success here for many years to come.”– Gov. Nikki Haley
“It’s another great day for one of South Carolina’s rural communities, as Pro Towels has decided to expand its Abbeville County facility. A testament to the loyal, highly-skilled workforce within the local community, this expansion only adds to South Carolina’s reputation as an ideal destination for manufacturing.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Pro Towels has been a large part of Abbeville County for many years, and it is exciting to see their continued commitment to our community. Abbeville County strives to create a positive environment where business can flourish, and this expansion shows that the business climate in Abbeville is continuing to grow. We look forward to partnering with Pro Towels and assisting them in any way possible in the future.” –Abbeville County Council Chairman Bryan McClain