Last week, Shutterfly announced they will be moving from Charlotte and expanding their east coast manufacturing operations, creating additional jobs in Fort Mill South Carolina. The company will move into a 303,188 square-foot warehouse facility last occupied by Trader Marc’s flea market off S.C. 160 in Fort Mill. The facility will help Shutterfly meet growing consumer demand for high-quality personalized photo products
The new facility is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013 and the existing Charlotte, North Carolina, manufacturing space will be fully operational until that time. With the new facility located less than ten miles from the Company’s current location, Shutterfly expects to retain existing employees (approx 250) while creating 400+ new jobs during the next three years. This expansion builds on Shutterfly’s commitment to U.S.-based operations, as the Company maintains all manufacturing domestically.
“I am extremely proud that we are able to retain the employees working in our Charlotte facility while adding new jobs and expanding our manufacturing foot print,” said Jeffrey Housenbold, president and CEO of Shutterfly. “Fort Mill is an ideal location for its proximity to our employees and the new talented local labor pool.”
The 300,000 square foot facility in Fort Mill will house a portion of production and customer service personnel for Shutterfly’s four brands: Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Wedding Paper Divas and Treat. While Shutterfly manufacturing is not new to the eastern U.S., the customer service center in Fort Mill will be the first East Coast customer service presence for Shutterfly. The move will bring new jobs to the U.S.
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly was recently named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute. (NASDAQ:SFLY – News) or www.shutterfly.com. Shutterfly and Shutterfly.com are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc.