Family-Owned Textile Plant Shutters After 50 Years
CEO George Fischer says Mayer Industries completed a similar consolidation of its knitting machine business nearly 20 years ago.
ORANGEBURG, S.C.-Mayer Industries Inc., a family-owned plant in Orangeburg County, South Carolina that makes machines for textile mills, is closing after nearly 50 years.
The CEO of the company, George Fischer, says it is consolidating work making braiding machines at plants in Germany. Fischer told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that the company informed its 59 employees of the closing two years ago. During that time, Mayer Industries worked to help employees find new jobs.
Fischer says Mayer Industries completed a similar consolidation of its knitting machine business nearly 20 years ago.
Mayer Industries built the plant in 1970. The company created a course at the nearby technical college to teach workers metric measurements they would need to make machines for the European market.
As of July 23, 2019, the Mayer Industries website is no longer in service.