$13.5 million investment to create 10 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Glen Raven, Inc., a gloabal leader in high-performance fabrics, is expanding its Anderson County Sunbrella® manufacturing center through a $13.5 million investment that is expected to create 10 new jobs.
Glen Raven's Anderson Plant is the company's largest manufacturing center for its market-leading Sunbrella brand of fabrics for awning, marine and upholstery applications. the one-million-square-foot business center is operated by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and includes highly automated, vertically integrated manufacturing facilities along with research and new product development.
Glen Raven began manufacturing Sunbrella fabrics in Anderson County in 1986 and in 1994 built Anderson Plant, drawing upon the latest in manufacturing technology from around the world. Located at 4665 Liberty Highway, the ultramodern Anderson Plant today employs more than 600 associates.
Founded in 1880, Glen Raven, Inc. today markets products in more than 130 countries worldwide, serving markets that include solar protection, marine, furniture, protective workgear, geogrid, automotive and water filtration. The family-owned company operates manufactuing, marketing and customer service business centers in North and South America, Europe, China and India.
"Continual investments in the Anderson Plant over the last 20 years have enabled our outstanding South Carolina workforce to make Sunbrella the best performance fabrics we can possibly make for our customers. This latest investment continues Glen Raven's commitment to Anderson county and to our talented associates by providing a safe, environmnetally friendly and gloablly competitive manufacturing facility." -Dave Swers, president of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics
"Glen Raven is a globally respected name in textiles, and we couldn't be happier to see them grow in Anderson - their premier manufacturing facility in the world. We celebrate Glen Raven's decision to invest $13.5 million and add 10 jobs, and we look forward to their continued success in our state." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"Today's expansion announcement by Glen Raven is further proof that manufacturing is at home and growing in South Carolina. Thanks to team efforts on the state and local levels, this expansion will benefit Anderson County and the state for years to come, and it shows that South Caorlina is just right for making quality textiles." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"I am happy to congratulate Glen Raven on the expansion of their manufacturing facility in Anderson County. Glen Raven has been and exemplary role model in our industry neighborhood. Not only do they already provide more than 600 residents with jobs, but they proactively champion healthy lifestyles for their employees and support county-wide events that promote a vibrant, healthy community. This new $13.5 million investment and 10 new jobs are a bonus to District 4. It is truly satisfying to see such a wonderful company flourish and we are proud they call Anderson County home." - Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Glen Raven's exisitng manufacturing operations in Anderson County today have more than 600 employees.
- $13.5 million investment expected to create 10 new jobs.
- Glen Raven has been in operation for more than 134 years, currently marketing products in more than 130 countries in segments that include solar protection, marine, furniture, protective workwear, automotive, geogrid and water filtration.
- The company began manufacturing Sunbrella fabrics in Anderson County in 1986 and in 1994 built Anderson Plant.
- Those interested in working for the comapny are encouraged to visit Glen Raven's career page at www.glenraven.com for information on current openings and how to apply.