A maker of safety clothing announced plans Wednesday to put its new operations center in Barnwell County. The investment by A&K Textiles is expected to generate 120 new jobs.
The company will set up a new cut-and-sew operation in a former textile facility. It’s relocating from Egypt and hopes to bring the new plant online by April. A&K was recently purchased by the same group that owns Sasco Safety– a highway safety product manufacturer that announced its intention to move to Barnwell earlier this year.
“We look forward to starting up our new operations in the coming months. Barnwell County had a building to suit our needs and offers us a business-friendly climate,” Kevin Bradley, the owner of A&K Textiles, said in the press release announcing the move.
Bradley is also the CEO of Sasco. He was not available to talk Wednesday.