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Orian Rugs Plans $13M Expansion At Anderson County, South Carolina, Manufacturing Center

Orian Rugs, a manufacturer of machine woven area rugs, plans a $13 million expansion at its Anderson County, South Carolina, manufacturing facility, creating 125 jobs in the region.

Since Orian's opening in 1979, Orian has grown into a 550,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, with 500 employees in Anderson prior to the expansion. In addition, the company has acquired three sister companies; McThree Carpets and Bajong Carpets, both in Belgium, and Sofiteks in Turkey.

"Orian is excited to announce this additional investment in our Anderson, South Carolina, manufacturing facility. We appreciate the commitment that the local and state governments have made to support manufacturing and encourage us to continue to grow here in South Carolina. Orian is very proud to be a leader in the North American rug business, driven by our dedicated workforce in Anderson, and we look forward to future opportunities here in Anderson County,” Wim De Pape, President of Orian Rugs

"Orian was built from the ground up in South Carolina and continues to expand within our state. We are excited they are continuing to grow in South Carolina with a $13 million investment, creating 125 new jobs,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.

"To see a company start in South Carolina and rise to the global business level is nothing short of amazing. Orian's continuous choice to build and expand right at home is a strong testament to the business-friendly culture South Carolina demonstrates with each and every company that chooses to do business here,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

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