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Glen Raven Plans Anderson, South Carolina, Factory

Glen Raven Inc., a high-performance textile manufacturer, will invest $70 million to expand operations for its custom fabrics division in Anderson, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 135 jobs.

Glen Raven Inc.’s expansion will add a distribution center to the company’s existing local operations with new equipment and processes that will improve overall efficiency and capacity. The company is also enhancing its Sunbrella manufacturing assets with additional finishing capacity and investments to optimize material flow while expanding and improving inspection and sampling capabilities. The new facility is expected to be constructed and operational by early 2023.

“We’ve been a proud part of the Anderson County community since 1986, and over the decades, dedicated and skilled South Carolinians have been critical to our growth. We are thrilled to expand on our great partnership and look forward to creating more growth for our company and the community, together,” said Glen Raven Inc. CEO Leib Oehmig.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $400,000 Set-Aside grant to Anderson County as an incentive to assist with the cost of site preparation and building construction.

“Team South Carolina is committed to ensuring the success of our state’s existing industry, and today’s expansion announcement by Glen Raven Inc. in Anderson County is reason to celebrate. This is a huge win for the local community and the state as a whole, and we couldn’t be happier,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.

Operating in Anderson County since 1986, Glen Raven Inc. is a leading provider of innovative performance textiles with widely recognized global brands including Sunbrella and Dickson. The company focuses primarily on the awning, marine and furniture markets.

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