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Hornick Opening U.S. Plant

Automated plant will feature cut/sew/packaging

LOUIS HORNICKLOUIS HORNICK & Co.
WASHINGTON - Curtain and home textiles supplier Louis Hornick and Company will open a highly automated cut / sew /packaging plant in Allendale County, S.C. next month.
     "With our new facility we are not only cost competitive with China and India, but we reduce our lead-time by 50%," said Louis Hornick II, chairman and ceo of Louis Hornick and Company. "Our put-through time ensures an out of stock store, from un-forecasted demand, is back-in-stock within the week. Our ‘Made in America' products will provide the superior quality the American consumer expects and deserves."
     Hornick will invest $2.5 million in an existing 103,000-square-foot building located on 28 acres in Allendale. The company plans to begin operations this month, and the plant is expected to generate 125 new jobs over the next three years. The facility will supply the dotcom, institutional, hospitality and commercial markets.
     "We aren't just building a facility - we are moving to South Carolina. The fact that three Manhattan residents are doing so is testament to our dedication, but, equally, reflects on the wonderful people in the great state of South Carolina," said Louis "Tripp" Hornick III, chief operating officer of family owned Louis Hornick and Company. "We appreciate the exceptional support we've received from state and local officials." The plant opening was announced last week by Walmart U.S. president and ceo Bill Simon and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the Select USA 2013 Investment Summit in D.C. Walmart also hailed new plant openings planned by Elan-Polo for foot- wear and Every Ware Global for glassware. The retailer has pledged to purchase an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years across all categories of business.
     "As a 40-year supplier to Walmart, we thank them for taking the lead on supporting U.S. manufacturing, and we could not be more pleased to continue to work together," said Louis Hornick II.
     "Companies, government officials and industry leaders are working together to increase manufacturing, and these efforts are helping more Americans get into good-paying jobs and more businesses reinvest in the U.S. economy," said Simon.
      Collectively, the three manufacturing initiatives announced at the summit will create 385 jobs.

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