Columbia, S.C.- based 3i Products Inc., a producer and distributor of cushions and pillows, has announced plans to open a facility in Lancaster, S.C. The company has located an existing 27,000-square-foot building for the new plant, which is expected to begin operations during the second quarter of 2016. Over the next five years, the company will add 100 employees, and will begin the hiring process in April.
Lancaster County received two grants to help with the project — a $150,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant from the Coordinating Council for Economic Development to assist with the cost of property improvements related to the project; and a $50,000 grant from AdvanceSC to help with building upfit.
“3i Products is very excited about our move to the Lancaster area and looks forward to opening our new facility and bringing jobs and growth to the area,” said Tim Chen, chairman of the board, 3i. “We appreciated all the work of the local members of the counts, Governor Nikki Haley and her team in the State of South Carolina for making this project a reality.”