Laudisi Enterprises

Laudisi Enterprises, founded in 2000 by Sykes Wilford, has expanded and continued to grow its operations from online retailing to manufacturing and distribution over the past 17 years and currently employs approximately 80 full time employees at its Longs, SC facilities. Every year since 2013, Laudisi has been included on the Inc’s 5000 fastest growing private companies in the US list, and is now the largest retailer of premium pipes and pipe tobacco in the United States.

  • Announced in January 2018
  • Location: Longs, SC
  • Industry: Manufacturer, distributor, & retailer of tobacco pipes and artisanal tobacco
  • Expansion of 35 full-time jobs to add to their existing 80 employees
  • $250,000 capital investment over five years


“Laudisi is deeply committed to Horry County and we continue to see a bright future for the county. The company has been in Horry County for fifteen years as of this month. The changes we’ve seen here have been remarkable. We’re excited to continue to be a part of that story. Getting our latest expansion rolling has been quite the group effort, with support and guidance from the NMB and Little River Chambers of Commerce, SC Power Team, Horry Electric and, of course, the MBREDC.” – Laudisi Enterprises, Inc. CEO, Sykes Wilford