Carolina Textile Care, LLC announced plans to construct a new commercial laundry plant in Hampton County. The company's $7.3 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.
Located in the Lowcountry Regional Industrial Park in Early Branch, South Carolina, Carolina Textile Care's new, 25,000-square-foot commercial laundry plant will have an initial annual processing capacity of 10 million pounds. The commercial focus of the new operation will be to serve high-end hotels and resorts. Hiring for the new positions should begin at the end of 2018.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $75,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Hampton County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction. For more information on the company, visit www.carolinatextilecare.com.
"Carolina Textile Care is delighted to build our plant in Early Branch, S.C. Hampton County is an ideal location, and we are impressed with the spirit and productivity of the people at Southern Carolina Alliance, Hampton County Council and the S.C. Department of Commerce who have worked hard to help us launch this project. We look forward to becoming a part of the community's commercial fabric and to serving the best hospitality organizations in the Lowcountry with the highest quality laundering and finishing of their valuable textiles and linens." -Carolina Textile Care, LLC Managing Partner Andy Thorson
"South Carolina's textile industry has a rich history, providing jobs and investment throughout our state. We're proud to welcome Carolina Textile Care to the South Carolina business community, and we're excited to see the difference these 50 new jobs will make in Hampton County." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"Announcements like this one show that the textiles industry is as important to our present and future as it has been to our past. We congratulate Carolina Textile Care on becoming the newest member of that sector in South Carolina." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Hampton County welcomes Carolina Textile Care to our community, and we appreciate the 50 jobs the company will create here. These jobs are important in our rural county, as every job creates a brighter future for a local family." -Hampton County Council Chairman Roy Hollingsworth
"We are pleased to have Carolina Textile Care join our Hampton County industrial family. The investment in our community and 50 jobs created will mean much to the families and businesses that this project will touch." -Hampton County Economic Development Commission Chairman Bill Hager
"Carolina Textile Care, LLC will be an asset to our industrial community, bringing 50 direct jobs and additional economic stimulation to our region. We look forward to their growth in our area and salute them for their new investment in Hampton County, which provides an excellent location for manufacturing and distribution for industries needing proximity to international and domestic markets." -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
Five Fast Facts
- Carolina Textile Care, LLC is launching new operations in Hampton County.
- $7.3 million investment to create 50 new jobs.
- Carolina Textile Care will be opening a new, 25,000-square-foot commercial laundry plant in the Lowcountry Regional Industrial Park.
- The company's Hampton County operations will focus on serving the high-end hotel and resort markets.
- Hiring for the new positions should begin at the end of 2018.
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, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.