Million dollar expansion planned by Orian Rugs
February 21, 2014 by Lisa
A $13 million expansion of Orian Rugs is planned to expand its manufacturing facility in Anderson County. Most likely the company will be turning to business card printing as the project is expected to create 125 jobs in the area.
A manufacturer of machine-woven area rugs, Orian opened in 1979 and has a state-of the-art facility that is 550,000 square feet in size with 500 employees. According to President of Orian Rugs, Wim DePape, the company is appreciative of the support it has received from local and state governments that have supported manufacturing in South Carolina and have encouraged the company to expand in the state. The company is looking forward to what it can do in the state.
The Governor, Nikki Haley, commented that the government is pleased with Orian’s continuing growth in the state and the 125 new jobs that the expansion will created. Job development credits for the project were approved by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development.
Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt, added that Orian started its business in South Carolina and has grown to be a global company, working its way from the ground up. This is rather amazing and that the company has chosen to remain and grow in the state demonstrates how friendly to businesses the culture is in South Carolina and how much is given to each and every company that is located in the state.