Exel, a supply chain management firm, will invest $38 million to establish a new distribution facility in York County, South Carolina
, in a project expected to generate 133 new jobs. The company will construct a new distribution center on Paragon Way within the River Walk Business Park, with the facility expected to be operational by spring 2014.
“This new facility is a significant addition to our East Coast operations. The warehouse facility will be entirely developed and managed by Exel on behalf of Energizer Holdings, a consumer products company,” said Franklin Littleton, president of Exel’s Consumer Sector. “York County provides an excellent location for our operations and South Carolina offers us a positive business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials.”
“More and more companies are realizing that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for doing business. We celebrate Exel’s decision to invest $38 million and create 133 new jobs in York County, and we look forward to the company’s growth here in the years ahead,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Businesses that want to reach markets across the Southeast and all along the East Coast know that South Carolina offers an ideal location. Exel’s decision to invest here boosts our state’s logistics sector and creates new jobs that will have an impact in York County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Dr. Britt Blackwell, chairman of York County Council said, “Exel is world-renowned for their expertise in third-party logistics and distribution and we are thrilled to have such an important operation choose York County. The partnership with Energizer proves we have a superb location in relation to key East Coast interstates, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Port of Charleston. Along with our setting at the mid-point of the eastern U.S., this combination of assets pooled with our exceptional workforce makes us a preferred location for any industry.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a Governor’s Closing Fund grant of $500,000 for site preparation and infrastructure improvements.