Maxwood Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of bedroom furniture, plans to invest $5.8 million to relocate into the former Blumenthal Mills factory building and expand operations in Marion, South Carolina. The company plans to create 30 new jobs.
Maxwood Furniture’s expansion, expected to be completed by the end of 2021, will increase the company’s manufacturing and storage capabilities.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $250,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Marion County to assist with costs related to this project.
“Maxwood Furniture is very grateful for all the help and support we have been receiving from Marion County and the state of South Carolina. Their persistent efforts in supporting our expansion plans in the area have made it possible for our company to increase our footprint into a larger warehouse and stay in Marion County. The larger warehouse will enable us to expand our operations and develop our distribution even further, particularly in the e-commerce fulfillment segment, but, we also foresee other opportunities to come from the extra space. We much appreciate all the help, especially from Julie Norman with the economic development office, who was instrumental in making all this happen,” said Maxwood Furniture President Stephen Jensen.
“We are always thrilled to see one of our existing businesses grow its presence in our state. We celebrate Maxwood Furniture’s decision to expand and create new jobs in Marion County,” said Governor Henry McMaster.
Family-owned and operated, Maxwood Furniture specializes in the design, production and distribution of solid wood bed and furniture products. The company sells to independent retailers across North America and makes custom products for customers around the world.
“South Carolinians know how to make things, and make them quite well. Companies like Maxwood Furniture are finding that out and are continuing to invest in our state. We congratulate this growing company on another great announcement,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.