Enor Corp., a family-owned manufacturer of plastic toys, outdoor games and junior sports items, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Fairfield County, South Carolina, to supply U.S. made toys to Walmart stores. The multi-million-dollar investment is expected to create 151 jobs in the area.
Part of Walmart’s US. Manufacturing initiative, Enor’s investment in South Carolina will amplify the delivery of U.S. made toys to retail stores, supporting local jobs while significantly shortening the distance between production and customer. The Northvale, New Jersey based company will be locating in a 78,000-square-foot former golf-cart distribution facility in Winnsboro, South Carolina.
“Today’s announcement represents our life-changing commitment to manufacture exclusively in the U.S. Our relationship with Walmart began more than 15 years ago, and this is a vital next step. We’d like to thank Governor Haley – everything she has promised, she has delivered. We are also very appreciative of the support we’ve received from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Fairfield County and TD Bank Columbia in this endeavor. We look forward to opening our operations in Winnsboro soon,” said Steven Udwin, CEO, and David Tarica, president of Enor Corp.
Enor officials expect to begin limited operations in Fairfield County in September and accelerate production rapidly over the next nine months. Enor intends to transfer the majority of its off-shore production to the new Winnsboro facility as quickly as practical without disrupting supply. Enor will also be investing in growing its portfolio of new products to be Made in U.S.A.
In addition to its domestic distribution, Enor Corp. products are distributed across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The company has been in operation for more than 35 years. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant for building improvements.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina as we welcome Enor Corporation to Fairfield County. By committing to U.S. manufacturing, and with Walmart’s encouragement and support, Enor will be bringing South Carolina-made toys to consumers across the nation. We applaud Enor for creating more than 150 new jobs in Winnsboro, and we congratulate Walmart for driving the re-shoring movement here at home,” said Governor Nikki Haley.
“Enor knows what more and more manufacturers are learning, that when it comes to making products that support American jobs, the math works,” Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing.
“We continue to make significant strides here in the Central SC Region with companies engaged in the Walmart re-shoring initiative. There is a lot of pride that goes into products manufactured and assembled here in the Palmetto State. We congratulate Fairfield County and everyone involved with assisting Enor Corporation,” said Mike Brenan, Chairman of Central SC Alliance.