COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An international manufacturer of safety clothing is relocating some operations from Egypt to bring 120 jobs to Barnwell County.
South Carolina officials said Wednesday that A&K Textiles LLC is setting up a new cut-and-sew operation in in a former Hanesbrands building.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved the company for a rural infrastructure grant to help modify the building.
The company is relocating from Alexandria, Egypt, and is investing $150,000 in the South Carolina facility. Officials say they will begin hiring in March.
Sasco Safety, which shares an owner with A&K Textiles, has announced it would bring a division that makes highway safety products to the same building, creating 25 jobs.