Lyons Industrial Properties is proud to announce that they have represented Suminoe Textiles of America (STA), a Japanese automotive textile manufacturer, in the leasing of over 208,000 square feet of space in Gaffney, SC.  Suminoe Textile of America Corp. will expand its operations in Cherokee County, investing $6.5 million and creating as many as 50 jobs. The warehouse located on Hwy. 329 in Gaffney will be the site of the new expansion of STA to house the company’s Automotive Materials Division, as well as shipping and receiving operations.

“The new facility will allow us to add capacity and meet growing demand from our customers and clients. STA appreciates all the support we’ve received from state and local officials and we look forward to bringing this new plant online in Cherokee County. Our company will work hard to make a contribution to the U.S., more specifically to Cherokee County’s economy through our efforts in the automotive industry,” said Satoru Kuninaka, president of Suminoe Textile of America.

Suminoe Textile of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suminoe Textile Ltd., which originated in Osaka, Japan over 125 years ago. The company is a supplier of textile products for the North American automotive market. STA began operations in April 2003 in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gaffney. For more information about the company, see www.suminoe.us.

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