Orian Rugs plans $13 million expansion
February 19, 2014,
Domestic rug manufacturer Orian Rugs has plans for a $13 million expansion to its facility in Anderson County, S.C.
The expansion, announced by the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Feb. 11, is expected to increase Orian's footprint from its current 550,000, state-of-the-art facility and add 125 jobs to its workforce of 500.
Since opening in 1979 as a family-owned rug company, Orian has since acquired Belgian manufacturers McThree Carpets and Bajong Carpets plus Sofiteks in Turkey. It is celebrating its 35th year in business this year and recently showed in Las Vegas for the first time to go along with showrooms in High Point, Atlanta, New York and Anderson.
"Orian was built from the ground up in South Carolina and continues to expand within our state," said S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. "We are excited they are continuing to grow in South Carolina with a $13 million investment, creating 125 new jobs."