The History of US Vinyl
As a general contractor building hotels for most of the major hotel companies across the United States, I was in the perfect position to found US Vinyl Manufacturing Corporation. While constructing a hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I was having trouble obtaining quality wallcoverings. The manufacturer sent a liaison to work with me to solve the quality problems. This is the meeting that changed the future of the wallcovering industry.
Seeing a need for high-quality wallcovering, I invested in a mill and began to sell vinyl out of my garage in Houston, Texas. Because of my contacts in the hotel industry, I was able to establish a strong customer base. This was the key to US Vinyl growing rapidly into a major player in the industry.
In 1994, US Vinyl moved from Houston to LaFayette, Georgia. At the time, the wallcovering industry was solvent-based, and I wanted to utilize the "greener" and more economically sound water-based printing. So I built my plant in Georgia to reflect this greener way of doing business.
Today, US Vinyl is one of the top wallcovering manufacturers in the hospitality industry, producing thousands of yards of vinyl wallcovering each year. With the success of US Vinyl, I have been in a position to expand my business into other areas as opportunities have arisen.
- AccentGraphics is a Georgia-based commercial print company. It houses its own design team and master pressmen and produces an array of printed materials, from business cards and brochures to the larger-than-life items you see on this website.
- Pigeon Mountain Trading Company is an "old-fashioned" mercantile located in the North Georgia mountains. As friends of the honeybees, our mission is to raise awareness about the importance bees have in our everyday existence. My love of bees led to the creation of our own Pigeon Mountain BrandTM line of beekeeping products. These top- notch products are now being utilized by many in the beekeeping industry.
- Borders Unlimited is one of the largest Home and Domestics manufacturers in the United States, with a focus on creating wall borders and coordinating accessories. Our products have sold in the largest retail chains in the world, and we have built a strong and loyal following of delighted customers.
- US Vinyl Asia, located in Beijing, China, is our sales hub and distributorship for US Vinyl exports into mainland China -- a rarity in the wallcovering industry.
With lots of hard work combined with some good luck, US Vinyl is continuing to grow. This year we celebrate 30 years of business, and look forward to the next 30!
Steve W. McCloud
Owner, US Vinyl