Standard Textile to invest $15M, expanding in S.C.
Posted June 16, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Standard Textile Co., Inc., a leading global provider of end-to-end solutions for the institutional textile and apparel markets, announced plans to expand operations in Union County, S.C. The more than $15 million investment will create 45 new jobs.
Founded in 1940, Standard Textile partners with industry leaders to create products and services that solve the unique needs of the healthcare, hospitality, interiors and home markets.
“We are excited about the expansion of our facility in Union, S.C.,” said Standard Textile Chief Operating and Finance Officer Bradley Fry. “In addition to meeting growing demand, this expansion allows us to create a state-of-the-art rapid prototyping center for the development of innovative products and a showroom to share the company’s innovation history and unique products. We are grateful for the partnership we have with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and with Union County and for their commitment to helping innovative companies thrive in the region.”
Located at 100 Highpoint Drive in Union, Standard Textile’s expansion will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand. The expansion is expected to be completed by October.
“South Carolina’s textile industry has a very rich history, and this sector continues to provide jobs and investment throughout our state,” said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. “We’re proud of Standard Textile’s growth within our borders and we’re excited to see their continued success.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The Council also awarded Union County a $400,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with related project costs.
Source: S.C. Dept. of Commerce