Textile firm to bring 25 jobs to Chester County

A California-based manufacturer is bringing textile manufacturing and as many as 25 jobs back to Chester County.

Venus Group, which makes linens, aprons, uniforms, towels and health care items, is investing $2.5 million to open a facility at 5918 Lancaster Highway in Fort Lawn.

The Venus Group has three business units which target different segments of the market.

The Venus Institution caters to linen rental companies, health care and other related industries. Venus Home Fashion is the retail arm of the company. Venus Hospitality supplies the hospitality market.

The Venus Group has manufacturing and distribution locations in the United States, India, China and Pakistan.

“South Carolina is well known for quality textile manufacturing and its skilled workforce,” said Kirit Patel and Raj Patel, owners of Venus Group in a news release Wednesday. “We are very happy to be associated with this great state.

“Venus will provide the same excellent service on the East Coast that we have been providing on the West Coast for over 40 years by stocking fabric and core items and manufacturing special products.”

As part of its long-term growth initiative, Venus has partnered with Milliken of Spartanburg.

With fabric technology and innovation as critical components of Venus’ operations, the proximity of the two firms in Chester and Spartanburg counties will allow for increased working efficiency on their collaborative efforts.

Job information

Hiring for most of the new positions is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of this year. For more information on Venus Group, go to