ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Flexon Industries, a manufacturer of water hoses and extension cords, completed an expansion of its Anderson County plant, adding 200,000 square feet and 120 new jobs, according to a press release from the company.

Annually at the Anderson facility alone, Flexon will produce enough garden hoses to wrap around the earth seven times, according to a press release from the company.

“The expansion of our plant is incredibly significant. We are proud to create 120 new jobs in the Anderson community and support the local economy. Additionally, with a strong commitment to sustainability, Flexon will recycle more than six-million pounds of reusable materials annually. This equates to over 400 truckloads of material that would have otherwise gone to the landfill,” said Warren Swindlehurst, President of USW.

The Flexon expansion is one of many projects that have been in the works, to bring more jobs to Anderson/

“If you take this announcement and the announcement we had three weeks ago with 350 jobs, that’s 500 jobs announced in about 40 days,” Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns said.

Burns says this is a big deal not just for the local Anderson economy, but also nationwide.

“They are also part of a trend where people are now manufacturing products in the United States as opposed to manufacturing them overseas,” Burns said.

Burns also says the expansion was attractive to them, because the company is big on recycling, and they don’t have to spend any extra money on landfill expenses.

“Landfill space is very, very expensive and we have a very extensive recycling program run by Anderson County so we’re big on green industries, we’re big on recycling and we’re also very much against litter,” Burns said.

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