June 29, 2022

Queen Wood Products expands plant capacity in Ulmer, SC


Queen Wood Products, a company specializing in the supply of wood shavings for stables and a subsidiary of Queen Horse Bedding, plans to expand its operations to Ulmer, South Carolina. The investment of over $6 million will create 19 new jobs in Allendale County.

State officials say Queen Wood Products’ new location will increase the company’s ability to meet growing demand. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

“Queen Wood Products is thrilled to announce its expansion into the former Mohawk Carpet factory in Ulmer, SC The move to Ulmer is just minutes from our original location in Allendale, where we have enjoyed doing business since 1998. We will be moving more than $6 million and the expansion will create an additional 19 jobs. We hope to be operational in Ulmer with the first phase in September and the next phase is expected to be operational by the end of 2021,” said Skip Queen , owner of Queen Wood Products.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $250,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Allendale County to help cover project costs.

“Queen Wood Products’ decision to expand into 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,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“SouthernCarolina Alliance salutes Queen Wood Products, a great renewable resource industry that has thrived in Allendale County. We are proud of the success of Queen Wood Products, which is a great American success story built on ingenuity and determination combined with hard work from employees and local resources. SCA commends Skip Queen and will continue to help grow their business in our region,” said Marty Sauls, President of the SouthernCarolina Alliance.