COLUMBIA, S.C. – Queen Wood Products, a subsidiary of Queen Horse Bedding, today announced plans to expand operations in Allendale County. The more than $6 million investment will create 19 new jobs.
Founded in 1998, Queen Wood Products is a family-owned and -operated business that specializes in providing wood shavings for barn stalls.
Expanding to 538 Multitex Street in Ulmer, Queen Wood Products’ new location will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Queen Wood Products team should call (803) 584-4777.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $250,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Allendale County to assist with costs related to the project.
“Queen Wood Products is excited to announce its expansion to the old Mohawk Carpet facility in Ulmer, S.C. The move to Ulmer is just minutes down the road from our original location in Allendale, where we have enjoyed doing business since 1998. We will be spending over $6 million and the expansion will allow for 19 additional jobs. We are hoping to be up and running in Ulmer with the first phase in September and should have the next phase in operation by the end of 2021.” -Queen Wood Products Owner Skip Queen
“Queen Wood Products’ decision to expand in Allendale County is a testament to our state’s world-class workforce and strong business environment. We congratulate them on this $6 million investment and the addition of 19 new jobs and look forward to seeing them continue to succeed in our state for years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“I am proud that Queen Wood Products has decided to expand their Allendale County operations and create 19 new jobs in one of our state’s rural communities. This expansion is great news for Allendale County and the entire state of South Carolina.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Allendale County congratulates Skip Queen on this achievement of expanding his company’s footprint. We appreciate the impact Queen Wood Products has in our county, providing direct and indirect jobs to many families in the region. We look forward to working with his team to make sure we provide the best business environment for his continued success.” -Allendale County Council Chairman Rick Gooding
“SouthernCarolina Alliance (SCA) salutes Queen Wood Products, a great renewable resource industry that has flourished in Allendale County. We are proud of Queen Wood Products’ success, which is a great American success story built on ingenuity and determination combined with the hard work of local employees and resources. SCA congratulates Skip Queen and will continue to assist him in growing his operations in our region.” -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
“We welcome Skip Queen and Queen Wood Products to Ulmer. Their investment and job creation will boost our local economy, and we are happy to have this longtime Allendale County business expanding in Ulmer.” -Mayor of Ulmer Ervin Mathias