Visual Comfort & Co. has announced plans to establish distribution operations in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The project will result in a $62 million investment and create 125 new jobs over the next five years.
Located at Smith Farms Industrial Park in Greer, Visual Comfort & Co.’s new distribution facility will help serve the growing demand for the company’s products. Operations are expected to begin in January 2023.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with building improvement costs.
“Visual Comfort & Co. is excited to be partnering with South Carolina and the county of Spartanburg on a new state-of-the-art facility designed to improve our customers’ overall experience. The access to ports, infrastructure, and strong labor force make Greer an exceptional choice for Visual Comfort & Co. We greatly appreciate the welcoming environment and ongoing support from state and local officials, and we look forward to connecting with the community in making Visual Comfort & Co. an employer of choice in the Spartanburg area,” said Visual Comfort & Co. Chief Operating Officer Gary Hirschel.
“SC Ports is excited to support Visual Comfort & Co.’s new distribution center in Spartanburg County by efficiently handling their designer lighting products. SC Ports’ marine terminals provide access to global markets, and goods can swiftly move via rail between the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. Visual Comfort & Co.’s decision to invest in South Carolina reinforces that SC Ports is an asset to retailers, providing fluidity and capacity to their supply chains,” added SC Ports President & CEO Barbara Melvin.