MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – Bedroom furniture provider Maxwood Furniture announced plans to expand its operations in Marion County, South Carolina. The more than $5.8 million investment in a second facility in Marion will create 30 jobs and increase the company's manufacturing and storage capabilities. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Family-owned and operated Maxwood Furniture specializes in the design, production, and distribution of solid wood bed and furniture products. The company sells to independent retailers across North America and manufactures custom products for customers around the world. Brands include Matrix children's furniture, Craft youth bedroom furniture, Jackpot! Deluxe bunkbeds and lofts, and M3 children's beds and furniture. Maxwood also recently expanded its offerings to include master bedrooms and commercial products for hospitality and student accommodations.
“Maxwood Furniture is very grateful for all the help and support we have been receiving from Marion County and the State of South Carolina. Their persistent efforts in supporting our expansion plans in the area have made it possible for our company to increase our footprint into a larger warehouse and stay in Marion County. The larger warehouse will enable us to expand our operations and develop our distribution even further, particularly in the e-commerce fulfillment segment, but, we also foresee other opportunities to come from the extra space," said Stephen Jensen, president of Maxwood Furniture. "We much appreciate all the help, especially from Julie Norman with the economic development office, who was instrumental in making all this happen.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $250,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Marion County to assist with costs related to this project.
“We are always thrilled to see one of our existing businesses grow its presence in our state. We celebrate Maxwood Furniture’s decision to expand and create new jobs in Marion County,” said Gov. Henry McMaster in a statement.
"Maxwood Furniture has been a great asset to Marion County, and we are excited that they are moving into the former Blumenthal Mills facility. This is a great opportunity for the city and county with the renovations that they are making. We are excited about their expansion and that they have decided to make that expansion in Marion County," added Tim Harper, Marion County administrator.
“South Carolinians know how to make things, and make them quite well. Companies like Maxwood Furniture are finding that out and are continuing to invest in our state. We congratulate this growing company on another great announcement,” said Bobby Hitt, secretary of Commerce.
Maxwood Furniture's corporate office is in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The company also has a dedicated, fully accredited, 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Vietnam, according to its website.
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