Kerns Trucking, Inc., a regional transportation and logistics company, will invest $7.9 million to establish its corporate headquarters at Carolina Foothills Park of Commerce in Cherokee County, South Carolina.
The new facility will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand. The company, which plans to hire 136 associates, expects its headquarters and operations center will be completed in late 2020.
“We would like to thank Cherokee County and the state of South Carolina for their partnership in our current and future success. Kerns Trucking, Inc. plans to invest in Cherokee County with the same professionalism and enthusiasm that has been shown to us. We look forward to growing together in this corporate expansion with South Carolina, Cherokee County and its citizens for many years to come,” said Kerns Trucking, Inc. President Clyde C. Kerns.
Founded in 1933, Kerns Trucking, Inc. is a fourth-generation dump truck carrier that specializes in local and long-distance dump trucking, various residential dump trucking, recyclable and scrap hauling and custom over-the-road brokerage.
“Kerns Trucking, Inc.’s decision to locate in Cherokee County is another sign that companies realize South Carolina has a business-friendly climate that will help them succeed. We congratulate Kerns Trucking, Inc. on this announcement and look forward to supporting their growth for years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.