houses , industries andmany other things. Greenwood County has a diversified manufacturing economy some companieshave more than a century , others have only recently selected Greenwood as the location of newIndustries.
Greenwood Mills , Inc. , began operations in 1891 , the town’s first textilemanufacturing plant , is now a major producer of denim and other fabrics . With 7,000 employeesin South Carolina , Georgia , Tennessee . George W. Park Seed Company has been in businesssince 1868 and is international mail – order supplier of gardening materials and seeds .
In 1918Southern Brick Company was established , when rich deposits of clay were discovered in NinetySix Creek ,and continues to manufacture building materials. Fuji photo film, Inc. , was established in Greenwood in 1889 . In early 1994 , Fuji announced theconstruction of its largest and most technologically facility in Greenwood . This factory has recentlybeen completed and is ready to supply color photographic paper to the US Market . Fujiannounced on June 20 , 1995 , that the construction was completed and production had begun atthe Greenwood site .
The construction of a Central Distribution Center was announced in January ,1996 . This facility has been completed and serves of all the manufacturing facilities at the fujiGreenwood complex . The Distribution Center is over 3,000,000 square feet in size andrepresents as investments of 20 to 25 million dollars . Also in January of 1996 , Fuji of Greenwoodannounced the construction of new 100,000 square foot facility which will expand Fuji’s ability toserve the graphic arts market .
The new plant will be operational in early 1997 , will employ about70 new Associates , and will represent an additional investment of approximately 25 Million . InFebruary of 1996 , Fuji of Greenwood public announced an additional factory which will finish 35mm color film . Sara Lee Knit products opened a modern production facility in 1994and producestextiles.