~ $70 million investment will create 135 new jobs ~
Columbia, SC — Glen Raven Inc., a high-performance textile manufacturer, announced plans to expand operations for its custom fabrics division in Anderson County, South Carolina. The $70 million investment will create 135 new jobs.
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.
Located at 4665 Liberty Highway in Anderson, 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.
Designed with flexibility to adjust as markets change, the company’s new facility is expected to be constructed and operational by early 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Glen Raven Inc. team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $400,000 Set-Aside grant to Anderson County to assist with the cost of site preparation and building construction.
“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.” -Glen Raven Inc. CEO Leib Oehmig
“New jobs and investments are important to a strong and healthy economy. We appreciate Glen Raven Inc.’s commitment to Anderson County and the state of South Carolina, and we look forward to their continued growth.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“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
“Glen Raven Inc. has been an integral part of Anderson County for decades now, and I am glad to see the tradition continuing with this expansion. A company like Glen Raven Inc. would be welcome in any country around the world, and it says a lot about our workforce and our community that they choose to stay right here at home.” -Anderson County Councilman Brett Sanders, District 4
Five Fast Facts
- Glen Raven Inc. is expanding its custom fabrics division in Anderson County.
- The $70 million investment will create 135 new jobs.
- Glen Raven Inc. is a global leader in performance textiles. The company’s portfolio includes the well-known Sunbrella® brand.
- Located at 4665 Liberty Highway in Anderson, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Glen Raven Inc. team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
About Glen Raven Inc.
Founded in 1880, Glen Raven Inc. is a family-owned company known for delivering innovative fabrics with compelling design and exceptional quality through a portfolio of global businesses built around category-leading brands. The company manufactures a host of textiles for a variety of markets, including awning, marine, furniture, protective, military and more.
Glen Raven Inc. has three divisions: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics with flagship brands Sunbrella® and Dickson®; Glen Raven Technical Fabrics with GlenGuard®, Strata™ and Glen Raven Logistics®; as well as distribution subsidiary Trivantage®.
Headquartered in Burlington, N.C., Glen Raven Inc. has a presence in 23 countries and multiple production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia to serve the global market. The largest of these is in Anderson, S.C., which is vertically integrated to include yarn spinning, fabric weaving and finishing capabilities, and third-party-certified test facilities where Sunbrella and other fabrics undergo rigorous testing and extensive quality control to exceed industry standards. For more information, visit https://www.glenraven.com/.