Vapor Apparel announces U.S. manufacturing facility in Union County
January 13, 2015
North Charleston-based company to set up cut and sew operation, expected to add 114 jobs over five years
Vapor Apparel, a leader in performance apparel manufacturing and digital print-on-demand services, is opening a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Union County. This marks a major step for the company that focuses on sublimation printing solutions and performance fabrics. The facility will house the company’s domestic cut and sew division, which is a rapidly expanding part of the company’s product line. The $1.3 million investment is expected to create 114 new jobs over five years.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Vapor Apparel is experiencing rapid growth and has been named one of the 25 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina twice within the last five years. The establishment of this Union County facility will complement the company’s existing production facility located in North Charleston, South Carolina and expand its ecommerce fulfillment and print-on-demand services.
Located on an 8.5 acre tract of land at 1243 Riley Road in Union, S.C., Vapor Apparel’s Union County operations are expected to come on line in the first quarter of 2015. Hiring for some of the new positions is expected to begin in the spring.
readySC™, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, will be assisting with recruitment and training for the open positions at Vapor’s Union County facility. To apply for these positions, please visit www.sctechjobs.com. For more information on Vapor Apparel, please visit www.vaporapparel.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project.