For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Love, SCDOC, 803.737.1998
Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Co. Announces Expansion in Dillon County
Investment expected to create 107 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 29, 2011 – Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Co. today announced plans to expand its current operations in Dillon County. The $2.6 million investment is expected to generate 107 new jobs over the next two years.
“Our company has continued to grow throughout the years, and we are pleased to expand again here in Dillon County. `This expansion will help us better meet customer demand. South Carolina has consistently provided us with a business-friendly environment and skilled talent,” said Howard Carr, general manager of Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Company.
Dillon Furniture Manufacturing, which recently created Dillon Hospitality Group with Ron Hahn, plans to add equipment and space to its current manufacturing facility in Dillon County. This expansion will allow the company to increase the production capacity of its current manufacturing of hospitality furniture. The expansion is expected to be completed in December 2013.
“We are always thrilled to see one of our existing businesses grow its presence in our state. We celebrate Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Company’s decision to expand and create more than 100 new jobs here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
This year, Commerce has been involved in the recruitment of more than $2.9 billion in capital investment and more than 7,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Manufacturing continues to be a source of wealth creation throughout our state. Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Company’s expansion not only adds to our manufacturing strength but also shows that our business-friendly environment continues to help our existing businesses prosper,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
“Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Company has such a rich history in Dillon and this expansion will make a tremendous impact on our community. The Dillon County Council fully supports economic development in the county and we look forward to assisting more Industries in the future,” said Dillon County Council Chairman Archie Scott.
“We are very excited about the expansion. Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Company has been a great asset to the community for over 50 years and has provided a better quality of life for the citizens of Dillon County. This expansion shows our level of commitment to our existing industries and economic development,” said Dillon County Administrator Clay Young.
The state of South Carolina provided training funds and job development credits, which will be available if hiring targets are met. The county provided a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement for the new capital investment.
The company will begin hiring for the positions in October. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should apply in person at any of the Pee Dee area SCWorks/One-Stop Centers.
Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Co. is a manufacturer of furniture used in the hospitality industry, healthcare sector and student housing. The company has been in business for more than 50 years. For more information about the company, please visit www.dillonfurniture.net.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. This year, Commerce won the Gold Shovel Award and the Deal of Year Award from Area Development magazine. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.