COLUMBIA -- Governor Nikki Haley was joined today by executives from Enor Corp. and local officials at an economic development event to announce that Enor, a family-owned manufacturer of plastic toys, outdoor games and junior sports items, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Fairfield County to supply U.S.-made toys to Walmart stores. The multi-million-dollar investment is expected to create 151 jobs in the area.
Today’s announcement was made in Winnsboro and in Denver, Colorado, where Walmart is hosting its second annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit for its global supplier base. Enor is the fifth Walmart supplier announcing a new facility in South Carolina since August 2013, joining Element Electronics, Louis Hornick & Co., Kent International and Giti Tire.
Part of Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing initiative, Enor’s investment in South Carolina will amplify the delivery of U.S.-made toys to retail stores, supporting local jobs while significantly shortening the distance between production and customer. The Northvale, N.J.-based company will be locating in a 78,000-square-foot former golf-cart distribution facility in Winnsboro, S.C.
Enor officials expect to begin limited operations in Fairfield County in September and accelerate production rapidly over the next nine months. Enor intends to transfer the majority of its off shore production to the new Winnsboro facility as quickly as practical without disrupting supply. Enor will also be investing in growing its portfolio of new products to be Made in U.S.A.
In addition to its domestic distribution, Enor Corp. products are distributed across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The company has been in operation for more than 35 years.
Enor will begin hiring for new positions immediately, with readySC assisting with the process and accepting applications at www.sctechjobs.com soon. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant for building improvements.