Toy Company to Bring 151 Jobs

Hiring Begins for Sept. Startup

WINNSBORO – In an announcement made at the Midlands Technical College QuickJobs campus Thursday afternoon, Enor Corp., a manufacturer of toys and games, was introduced as the latest addition to Fairfield County’s growing economic base. The New Jersey based company will operate out of the former Ruff & Tuff building at 1 Quality Lane, off Highway 321, in Winnsboro, with limited operations expected to begin next month. Enor Corp. is a major supplier of plastic toys, outdoor games and junior sports items for Walmart stores.

“The addition of Enor Corporation is another great win for the economy and workforce of South Carolina,” Fairfield County Council Chairman David Ferguson (District 5) said. “Fairfield County is excited to be a part of the continuous re-shoring initiative with Walmart’s supply chain and the Council is honored to have had the opportunity to work closely with Enor as they were searching for the right location to grow their business. The bounty of companies continuing to locate, build and grow within the borders of this state and in the central S.C. region is a testament to the opportunities and support available here to businesses.”

The multi-million dollar investment is expected to create 151 jobs, with 100 of those jobs coming in the first year of operation. The majority of the jobs will involve injection-molding skills. The average salary of those jobs was not available at press time. Enor Corp. will begin hiring for the new positions immediately, with readySC.org assisting with the application process. Enor said it expects to accelerate production rapidly over the next nine months, transferring the majority of its off-shore production to the new facility in Winnsboro “as quickly as practical without disrupting supply.”

“Today’s announcement represents our life-changing commitment to manufacture exclusively in the U.S. Our relationship with Walmart began more than 15 years ago, and this is a vital next step,” said Steven Udwin, CEO of Enor Corp.

Enor Corp. was drawn to Fairfield County by an incentives package, the details of which have not yet been made public, but which included a fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement ushered through County Council recently under the code name “Project Leprechaun.” Enor Corp. also received a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant from the S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development. Those funds will be used to retrofit the 78,000-square-foot building.

The addition of Enor Corp. brings the total number of jobs introduced into Fairfield County over the last year to 800.