$70M investment to create 135 new jobs.

Glen Raven Inc., a high-performance textile manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations for its custom fabrics division in Anderson County. The $70 million investment will create 135 new jobs, according to a news release from the S.C. Commerce Department.

Glen Raven is a provider of performance textiles with global brands including Sunbrella and Dickson. The company focuses primarily on the awning, marine and furniture markets, the news release said.

"We've been a proud part of the Anderson County community since 1986, and over the decades, dedicated and skilled South Carolinians have been critical to our growth," Clen Raven CEO Leib Oehmig said in the release."We are thrilled to expand on our great partnership andlook forward tocreating more growth for our company and the community, together."

Located at 4665 Liberty Highway in Anderson, the plant's expansion will add a distribution center to the existing local operations with new equipment and processes that will improve overall efficiency and capacity, the release said.

The company is also enhancing its Sunbrellamanufacturing assets with additional finishing capacity and investments to optimize material...

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