Standard Textile Co., Inc. to expand Union County manufacturing facility
December 12, 2014
$5 million investment expected to create 35 new jobs
Standard Textile, a leading global provider of end-to-end solutions for the institutional textile and apparel markets, is expanding its Union County manufacturing facility. The $5 million capital investment is expected to create 35 new jobs in Union, S.C.
Founded in 1940 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Standard Textile operates 29 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 16 countries, including two operations in South Carolina. As a worldwide firm, Standard Textile employs a workforce of more than 4,000 and serves customers in the healthcare, hospitality, interior products, and industrial apparel marketplaces.
Standard Textile will be expanding its existing Union County facility, located at 100 Highpoint Drive in Union, S.C. By expanding the facility by 39,000 square-feet, Standard Textile will be able to accommodate increasing terry towel finishing capabilities. The expanded plant will also facilitate new partnerships and opportunities in Standard Textile’s yarn spinning, yarn preparation, and weaving processes.
The investment in South Carolina is part of Standard Textile’s overall effort to bring manufacturing back—in a significant way—to all of their U.S.-based facilities, which remained operative when other textile companies left America. The expansion in Union marks the beginning of Standard Textile’s North American manufacturing strategy, and demonstrates how the company is making greater use of its global web of manufacturing facilities in order to serve customers.
readySC™, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, will be assisting with recruitment and training of potential employees for these 35 new jobs. To apply for these positions, please visit www.readysc.org/standardtextile.
For more information on Standard Textile, please visit www.standardtextile.com.