Upstate Business Journal

Hamrick Mills expanding operations in Cherokee County

The company plans to use the capital investment to purchase new manufacturing equipment for both of its plants in Cherokee County. It will not add jobs.

September 27, 2017

by Andrew Moore

Hamrick Mills, a Gaffney-based textile manufacturer, plans to invest $6 million to expand its production capabilities, according to a press release from Upstate Alliance.

The company plans to use the capital investment to purchase new manufacturing equipment for both of its plants in Cherokee County. It will not add jobs.

“Our company strongly believes in investing in our community by being a good corporate citizen and also by encouraging civic involvement by our associates,” said Hamrick Mills CFO Charles Hamrick in a news release. “We are very proud of that heritage, and our current expansion efforts show a continued resolve to invest in our community and grow our business for the benefit of everyone involved.”

Established in 1900, the company produces high-quality woven fabrics for use in home furnishings, industrial applications, and apparel markets.

The company’s “Made in the USA” fabric lines are produced entirely at its two production facilities in Cherokee County. The company employs 430 people between its two plants, sales office, and corporate headquarters.

Hamrick Mills operates under the direction of fourth- and fifth-generation family members and credits continuous innovation for its sustained success, the release said.

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