GRIFFIN, GA—1888 Mills has acquired a 500,000-sq.-ft. facility located one mile from its existing towel mill here; the acquisition is part of 1888’s expansion and modernization initiative for its U.S. platform.
The company plans to relocate current manufacturing and distribution to the new facility by the end of 2014.
The new facility will support the expansion and growth plans set in place by the company a year ago. Since the beginning of this initiative, 1888 has added jobs to its U.S. workforce and with this expansion, it projects to increase employment another 10-15% over the next few years.
1888 Mills has been making towels in Griffin, GA, for almost 20 years. “Here in Griffin, we have the most highly skilled textile workers in the U.S., with the support of area universities and suppliers. We are right where we want to be to build a new textile center of excellence in the South,” said Doug Tingle, vice chairman 1888 Mills. “We are particularly appreciative to the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority for their support and guidance through this process.”
In addition to the U.S., 1888 Mills operates mills in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ghana with offices in Shanghai and the U.K.