New Greenwood County facility expected to create 50 jobs

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Wisconsin-based Down Home USA is establishing a new $2.4 million facility in Greenwood County that is expected to create 50 jobs, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

“Down Home Manufacturing is excited to open our plant for business in Greenwood, and we look forward to growing with the community and adding quality jobs to the city,” Rod Ghormley, president of Down Home, said in the release. “This is an important strategic move for our company. This allows us to serve our customers better and improve our ability to grow our business here in the U.S.A. We look forward to working with the community leaders as we become part of the Greenwood business community.”

The new 124,904-square-foot facility, which will open in the second quarter of 2018, will fill down, down alternative, and feather pillows and comforters for retail clients in the United States and Canada, according to the release. In addition, the company will distribute these products as well as a range of imported finished products including blankets, sheets, and fashion bedding ensembles to retail clients in the U.S.

The facility will be established in a currently vacant building at 402 Maxwell Ave. in Greenwood.

“As a member of the Greenwood Partnership Alliance, we are excited to welcome Down Home Manufacturing to the city of Greenwood and look forward to having them join our community. We are strengthened by the capital investment and increase in opportunities for quality new jobs that a project like this brings to the city,” Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams said in the release.

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