The manufacturer opened the tissue conversion plant in Great Falls, SC in 2002, it is now the largest employer in the town with 90 employees. Morcon produces napkins, towels, tissue, and dispensers for their own products lines, as well as private label brands.
Historically, Morcon Tissue’s products were primarily marketed towards commercial and retail applications. In the wake of the pandemic, the company has continued to diversify the customer base by offering new products geared towards consumers.
According to a release from Chester County Economic Development, the company will invest $2.4 million in its Great Falls facility with plans that include adding two napkin machines and automation equipment, such as case packers and palletizers. The upgrade comes after more than $700,000 of investment last year. While this investment will net only one new job, it will replace 15 unskilled jobs with higher paying craftsman and operator positions that have higher wages.
“Morcon is proud to continue to invest in the growth of our business within Chester County,” said Chris Raccuia, vice president of operation of Morcon Tissue. “Our company has tripled in revenue over the last seven years. We will continue to streamline our operation, develop our people, and solidify the long-term viability of Morcon.”