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Williams and Fudge Corp. on the brink of outgrowing Cotton Factory

It’s likely one of Rock Hill’s better business success stories: A family business opening its doors in 1986, slowly growing, and most recently becoming the gold standard for redevelopment of the city’s textile corridor.

In the years since the Williams and Fudge Corporation  moved to the former Cotton Factory on White Street, other businesses have followed suit as the city and its development teams vigorously pursue a downtown revitalization effort.

With the 1880s-era Cotton Factory right in the middle.

But Gary Williams, president and CEO of Williams and Fudge, says he’s just about out of space.

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The Cotton Factory includes approximately 100,000 square feet of space.

Williams moved his employees into the Cotton Factory following a major renovation that started in 2006. And now that space is tight, possibilities loom in the distance for expansion.

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Williams declined to elaborate on the specifics of those additional possibilities.

Just down the street from Williams’ business, Family Trust Federal Credit Union plans to demolish its’ oldest branch to make room for a new corporate headquarters.

Family Trust’s offices currently reside on Dave Lyle Blvd., and like Williams and Fudge, have outgrown their current facilities.

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