JONESVILLE — The opening of one of Union County newest manufacturers will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning.
The Union County Development Board announced Monday that a ribbon-cutting celebration for Textile Trends LLC will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the company’s facility at 305 Pacolet St., Jonesville. The event will formally celebrate the opening of Textile Trends, a start-up company operating a new cut-and-sew operation in the old Milliken Packaging building. The facility is producing finished linen products used in the the hospitality industry including napkins, table cloths and aprons. The company is investing $400,000 in the facility which is projected to create 100 new jobs.
Announced in April by Gov. Nikki Haley, the SC Department of Commerce, the Union County Development Board and the Town of Jonesville, Textile Trends is owned by Johnny Walker, Roy McCulley and Jack Walker who cited the support they received at the state and local levels; the availability of the old Milliken Packaging building; Union County’s textile past; and the experience of the local workforce as factors in their decision to locate in Jonesville.
Textile Trends is one three companies to announce places to locate in Union County since the beginning of the year. ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced in April its plans to locate in Union County. ESAB plans to invest $19.3 million in a a new 250,000 square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will employ 101 people in the production of MIG and Sub Arc welding wire. The company plans to begin production by the end of 2011.
Earlier in the year, Cardinal Real Estate announced plans to build Seasons of Care Retirement Community at Union Village, a 114-unit retirement facility located on the old Union Mill property. The company will spend approximately $20.8 million on the facility which will employ 100 full-time workers and possible 50 part-time workers.