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Visual Comfort Plans Greer, South Carolina, Distribution Hub

Visual Comfort & Co., the premier resource of signature designer lighting, architectural lighting and ceiling fans, will establish distribution operations in Greer, South Carolina. The $62 million project is expected to create 125 jobs over the next five years in Spartanburg County.

Located at Smith Farms Industrial Park the new facility is scheduled to open in January 2023.

“Visual Comfort & Co. is excited to be partnering with South Carolina and the county of Spartanburg on a new state-of-the-art facility designed to improve our customers’ overall experience. The access to ports, infrastructure and strong labor force make Greer an exceptional choice for Visual Comfort & Co. We greatly appreciate the welcoming environment and ongoing support from state and local officials, and we look forward to connecting with the community in making Visual Comfort & Co. an employer of choice in the Spartanburg area,” Visual Comfort & Co. Chief Operating Officer Gary Hirschel said.

As an incentive the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with building improvement costs.

“Whenever a new company decides to invest in South Carolina, it marks the beginning of a partnership that we know will benefit our communities and our people. Visual Comfort & Co.’s investment in Spartanburg County shows its commitment to our state, and we’re grateful for the opportunities it will create for South Carolinians,” noted Governor Henry McMaster.

Since 1987, Visual Comfort & Co. has been the premier resource for signature designer lighting.

“SC Ports is excited to support Visual Comfort & Co.’s new distribution center in Spartanburg County by efficiently handling their designer lighting products. SC Ports’ marine terminals provide access to global markets, and goods can swiftly move via rail between the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. Visual Comfort & Co.’s decision to invest in South Carolina reinforces that SC Ports is an asset to retailers, providing fluidity and capacity to their supply chains,” SC Ports President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara Melvin added.

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