Marwin plant relocation to bring more jobs to Lexington County
A local manufacturer is in the process of relocating its operations across town, and the result will be new jobs for the area.
The Marwin Co., a manufacturer of folding attic stairways, bi-fold doors, mirror bi-folds and pocket door frames, is moving from its Columbia location to the joint industrial park of Lexington and Calhoun counties. Lexington County Council approved first reading of ordinances March 11 to update the park’s agreement to include the new company and to give the company a special source revenue credit, a credit given on the fee paid for infrastructure work.
Lexington County Administrator Joe Mergo said company officials said a need for more room for growth was one of the primary reasons for the move.
The Marwin Co. was founded in 1947 and first was located in Cayce. Operations then moved to Atlas Road in Columbia in 1954. Marwin also has a facility in Texas for western clients.
The company purchased an existing building in the joint Lexington-Calhoun park. Crews are renovating the facility to suit Marwin’s needs.
With the transition will come more job opportunities for Lexington residents. Marwin’s current workforce is approximately 65, and the company plans to hire 42 more people.
“Total projected employment is approximately 107,” Mergo said.
Company officials could not be reached for further comment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on available positions with The Marwin Co.