BUFFALO — Standard Textile’s presence and impact on Union County is continuing to grow with the opening of its new distribution center on Industrial Park Road.
Standard Textile manufactures textiles for customers in the healthcare, hospitality, decorative products and industrial laundry markets. Since 2004, the company has operated a textile production facility in Union County at 100 High Point Drive in the H. Mac Johnston Industrial Park off US 176 in the Union area. Like the company itself, the Union production facility has grown over the past 13 years, both in terms of the physical plant itself and its workforce.
The most recent expansion of workforce of the Union County facility occurred in 2016 when Standard Textile entered into an agreement with Marriott International to provide Marriott with “Made in USA” towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom in nearly 3,000 hotels across the United States. The agreement between Standard Textile and Marriott International resulted in the creation of 65 new jobs in Union County.
Standard Textile’s growth, both company wide and in Union County, reached the point where it needed additional space for the distribution of its products produced at the High Point Drive facility. The company acquired that additional space in 2016 with the purchase of the old Greenleaf building at 100 Industrial Park Road in the Buffalo community. Once purchased, the company set to work to rapidly renovate and expand the facility to accommodate the distribution center it needed.
On Thursday, during a ceremony attended by executives from the company’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and its local production facility as well as local government, business, and economic development officials, Standard Textile formally opened its new distribution center. Company officials described the distribution center as being modern, clean, and state-of-the-art like its local production facility.
For more about the opening of the Standard Textile Distribution Center see Saturday’s edition of The Union Times and online at our website (www.uniondailytimes.com) and our Facebook page.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.