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ERB Industries Breaks Ground on New Facility

May 6, 2013

From left, Pam Carnes, president of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce; Randy Gravley, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce; Donnie Henriques, mayor of Woodstock; Nathan Anderson from Nathan’s Construction; Sheila Eads, CEO; Chris Padgett, VP of manufacturing; William B. Erb, founder; Michael Harvey, senior vice president, JPMorgan Chase Bank; and Misti Martin, president of the Cherokee County Office of Economic Development, help break ground on the new ERB Industries facility.

From staff reports
Cherokee Tribune

ERB Industries Inc. a manufacturer of safety products and hospitality apparel, broke ground on their 25,000-square-foot warehouse facility.

This addition will be used to increase the current distribution and fulfillment center to better serve the company’s growing business needs.

Sheila Eads, CEO, said she is thrilled about the company’s expansion and looking forward to continued future growth for ERB.

Those in attendance at the ground breaking included company founder William B. Erb, who moved the company to Woodstock in 1972, providing hundreds of jobs in Cherokee County since the 1970s. Also included in the ceremony and to assist in turning the soil were members of the community and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.

The addition is the culmination of a year of planning and preparation to construct what will be added space for the growing employee-owned business.

Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques said he is proud to have ERB within the city of Woodstock and looks forward to the continued success of ERB for many years to come. The facility is scheduled for completion in the fall.

ERB Industries is a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products and hospitality apparel. ERB Safety division protects the health and safety of workers in the construction, manufacturing and industrial sector.

The Fame Fabrics division provides low cost, high quality apparel for the hospitality industry. ERB is an employeeowned company. For more information visit: www. e-erb.com or www.fame fabrics.com.