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Little Spider Creations moves into its new North Myrtle Beach facility

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Little Spider Creations (Source: MBREDC) Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Little Spider Creations (Source: MBREDC)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The official grand opening of Little Spider Creations’s new 24,000 square foot facility kicked-off in North Myrtle Beach with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

“The move to North Myrtle Beach has been the best thing Little Spider Creations has done in our 24 year history,” President Marc Brawner commented.

The company specializes in creating and installing specialty sets and props for amusement parks, haunted houses, museums, restaurants, miniature golf courses and similar attractions and venues. Carowinds, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. and Dollywood Theme Park are just a few of the company’s clients in the US, according to a news release from the MBREDC.

“The vast talent pool, and placing us closer to most of our clientele, made it an easy choice, and a book in the hand with two feet in the sand after hours ain’t bad either,” Marc Brawner explained.

In April 2015, the company announced that it would be relocating to North Myrtle Beach from Denver, Colorado. After controversial claims that Little Spider Creations was only leaving Colorado because its workers routinely showed up for work high on marijuana, WMBF News Reporter Lisa Gresci interviewed Tony Brawner in April to find out if the claims were true or not.

“I want to set the record straight, and say that the reason why we moved here was because we fell in love with the location, but at the same time, the warehouse space was a major issue that we were running into,” commented Tony Brawner. Click here to read Lisa’s full article: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/28896467/entertainment-prop-company-clears-the-smoke-after-headlines-say-they-moved-because-employees-showed-up-high-in-colorado

“Little Spider’s relocation from Colorado to North Myrtle Beach/Little River has so far exceeded all of our early expectations, both in the creation of sustainable jobs, and in the quality of the product and company brand,” commented Marc Jordan, North Myrtle Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

During a five-year period the company is expected to create 35 new jobs and $2.65 million in capital investments in Horry County; the new jobs will pay an average of $20 an hour, the release states.

“Companies like this are a great addition to our local economy because they add a great mix of artistic workmanship and higher paying wages,” MBREDC Chairman Fred Richardson said.

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Building North Myrtle Beach initiative looks to diversify the local economy and back efforts for economic developments, according to the MBREDC release.

Twenty five thousand dollars has been committed to Little Spider Creations from the chamber’s Job Creation Fund Grant.

Mark Lazarus, Horry County Council Chairman, called the company “dynamic” and its move to Horry County a “win”.

For more information about Little Spider Creations and their team of artists, visit www.littlespidercreations.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Spider-Creations/188110861230865?fref=ts.

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