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Sumter Easy Home Invests $37 Million in Manufacturing Facility

June 23, 2017

Sumter Easy Home LLC, a supplier of housewares and other retail goods, is locating their new manufacturing operations in Sumter County. The development is projected to bring $37 million of capital investment and create 88 new jobs.

Sumter Easy Home LLC produces and distributes home organization and housewares to a variety of clients, including Walmart and Lowe’s. Sumter Easy Home will be servicing multiple businesses out of this facility, including the warehousing and shipping of TidyLiving.com orders. The company has purchased the Black River Shell Building, a 104,000-square-foot facility on North Wise Drive in Sumter, S.C., served by Black River Electric Cooperative.

$37 million

New Investment


New Jobs


SRF and Incentive fund

Served By

Black River Electric Cooperative

“All of us at Sumter Easy Home are excited and grateful to be locating our manufacturing operations in Sumter, S.C. This new facility will help us better service our customers by reducing lead times and controlling costs. Our company has been producing innovative houseware products for more than a decade in Asia, and now, with the support of Sumter County and the state of South Carolina, we’re opening our first U.S. manufacturing facility. We feel as if we’re not just coming to Sumter, we’re coming home.”

– Sumter Easy Home LLC CEO Michael Lu

“When a company locates in our community, it’s a win for everyone. Sumter Easy Home’s investment will bring 88 new jobs to our area. The SC Power Team and Black River Electric Cooperative invested Site Readiness Funds into the Black River Shell Building to make it market-ready. Our efforts provided a ready-to-go location for Sumter Easy Homes to begin business operations expediently. We are excited to have them here.”

– Black River Electric Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Charles R. Allen

“It’s always exciting to see foreign-based firms establish operations in the Palmetto State. Today, we celebrate Sumter Easy Home LLC and their decision to invest more than $37 million in Sumter County.”

– Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“South Carolina is a leader in foreign direct investment, and Sumter County is increasingly showing our value and ability to attract and sustain businesses that are highly reputable. Easy Home’s move to Sumter is yet another classic example of how our overall leadership, community and workforce agenda intersect and determine the growth of our region.”

– Sumter Development Board Chairman Greg A. Thompson