SC: Venus Group Establishing Chester County Ops, 25 New Jobs
26 Feb, 2015
Venus Group, Inc., a textile manufacturer that specializes in linens, aprons, uniforms, towels and healthcare items, is establishing manufacturing operations in Chester County. The company is investing $2.5 million to open a facility in Fort Lawn, S.C. The investment is expected to create 25 new jobs.
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in California, Venus Group is segmented into three business units - Venus Institution, Venus Home and Venus Hospitality. The Venus Institution business unit caters mainly to linen rental companies, healthcare and other related industries and organizations, while the Venus Home business unit serves as the retail arm of the company, providing home accessories to its customers. The Venus Hospitality unit supplies hotel and property management companies as well as independent properties in the hospitality market. With manufacturing and distribution locations in the United States, India, China and Pakistan, Venus possesses a truly global footprint.
As part of its long-term growth initiative, Venus has partnered with Milliken, an innovation company based out of Spartanburg, S.C. With fabric technology and innovation as critical components of Venus's operations, the close proximity between the two firms will allow for increased working efficiency on their collaborative efforts. Venus' Chester County operation will be housed in an existing facility located at 5918 Lancaster Highway in Fort Lawn, S.C.
Hiring for most of the new positions is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of this year. For more information on Venus Group, Inc., please visit www.venusgroup.com.
"South Carolina is well known for quality textile manufacturing and its skilled workforce. We are very happy to be associated with this great state. Venus will provide the same excellent service on the East Coast that we have been providing on the West Coast for over 40 years by stocking fabric and core items and manufacturing special products." -Kirit Patel and Raj Patel, owners of Venus Group
"We're excited to welcome Venus Group to South Carolina and celebrate their decision to build a new manufacturing facility in Fort Lawn. Companies continue to ask South Carolinians to build their products because our workforce has proven to be up to the task, and the 25 new jobs Venus is creating in Chester County will make a real difference in the local community." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"South Carolina boasts a rich tradition in the textiles manufacturing industry. It's exciting to see that companies, like the Venus Group, are still selecting the Palmetto State as the best place to do business and manufacture their products."-Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"We are honored that Venus Group, Inc. made the decision to Choose Chester! We not only work hard to create job opportunities for our citizens but we pledge to continue to work alongside our industrial partners to ensure their continued success in Chester County." -Chester County Supervisor R. Carlisle Roddey
"Venus Group is a nice addition to our manufacturing base in Chester County. This is another example of finding the right client for an existing building and creating additional job opportunities for the area." -Chester Development Association Chairman Brian Singleton
FIVE FAST FACTS
· Venus Group, Inc. is establishing operations in Chester County.
· $2.5 million investment creating 25 new jobs.
· Venus Group, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in California
· Venus' Chester County operations will be housed in an existing facility located at 5918 Lancaster Highway in Fort Lawn, S.C.
· For more information on Venus Group, Inc., please visit www.venusgroup.com.
About Venus Group, Inc.
Venus Group, founded in 1972, is a privately held business headquartered in California, USA. A business founded in textiles, Venus Group has evolved into a global company competing within numerous markets. The Group's commitment to its customers has led it to explore various industries and develop smarter products through innovative technologies.For more information on Venus Group, Inc., please visit www.venusgroup.com.
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. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. 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. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.