Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, is expanding its existing operations in Abbeville County, S.C. The company is investing more than $1.7 million in the project, creating 50 new jobs over the next five years.
In addition to its Abbeville County facility, the privately held, Pittsburgh-based firm also operates a facility in California.
In July, Pro Towels announced the acquisition of the Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kanata Blanket Company, as well as plans to partially relocate Kanata Blanket Company operations into Pro Towels’ existing 300,000 sq. ft. Abbeville County facility. To accommodate the increase in production, the company will upfit its building and invest in new machinery.
“Pro Towels has long enjoyed an excellent relationship with Abbeville County and the state of South Carolina," said Kevin Nord, president of Pro Towels. "We appreciate the cooperation that both have demonstrated as we continue to grow our business. Abbeville has been an ideal home for us, and the strength of the local community and its high-quality workforce will continue to be the backbone of our success. We look forward to a bright future in Abbeville with this expansion.”
The expansion project, which is expected to create more than 50 new jobs, is projected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. Hiring for the new positions is anticipated to begin in mid-2016.
“It’s always exciting when a company decides to expand its operations in our state," said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. "With this $1.7 million investment, Pro Towels is creating 50 new jobs and demonstrating their commitment to South Carolina, and we look forward to watching this great company continue its success here for many years to come.”
For more information, visit www.protowels.com.