Published Oct. 31, 2013
Louis Hornick & Co., a manufacturer and importer of window coverings and home textiles, announced plans to establish its new manufacturing facility in Allendale County.
The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 125 jobs over the next three years.
The announcement was made Thursday at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.
“Every aspect of this venture is geared toward offering the most options to our retail partners and manufacturing the highest quality products the American consumer demands and deserves. We aren't just building a facility — we are moving to South Carolina. The fact that three Manhattan residents are doing so is testament to our dedication, but, equally, reflects on the wonderful people in the great state of South Carolina,” said Louis Hornick III, COO of Louis Hornick & Co.
Louis Hornick & Co. will establish its new manufacturing facility in an existing 103,000-square-foot building on 28 acres in Allendale. The company plans to begin operations by November 2013.
The window covering manufacturer has specialized in producing curtains and draperies for 96 years. In South Carolina, Louis Hornick will be manufacturing in an automated cut sew packaging process, used in its production of the Firefend brand of flame retardant window treatments. A collection of window covering fabrics will be manufactured at the Allendale facility and will be supplied for all markets, including dot-com, institutional, hospitality and commercial.
The new plant will also be a supplier to Walmart stores.
“As a 40-year supplier to Wal-Mart, we thank them for taking the lead on supporting U.S. manufacturing, and we could not be more pleased to continue to work together,” said Louis Hornick II, chairman and CEO of Louis Hornick & Co.
“Louis Hornick’s decision to open a factory in South Carolina shows that revitalization of U.S. manufacturing is possible,” said Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s home division. “This is a great illustration of what can be accomplished when business leaders, government officials and companies work together.”