Mar 11 2016

Graham Applauds 'Made in the USA' Agreement Between Marriott and Standard Textile

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said Standard Textile’s agreement with Marriott International to provide “Made in the USA” towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom of nearly 3,000 U.S. hotels was good for American workers.

Graham noted Standard Textile has a production facility in Union, South Carolina and the agreement will help create approximately 150 new jobs, many of them at the South Carolina facility.

“South Carolina has a rich textile history which has fallen on tough times in recent years,” said Graham. “I grew up in a textile community in the town of Central near Clemson University. I understand and appreciate the contributions that textiles have made to both our state and nation through the years. Today’s announcement is great news as it will help grow the textile industry in South Carolina. I’m very appreciative of Marriott and Standard Textile for this agreement which will clearly benefit American workers.”