The Home Depot, Inc. will expand operations, growing its supply chain and distribution operations in Charleston, Greenville, Jasper and Lexington counties, South Carolina. The projects are expected to create a combined roughly 100 jobs.
According to state officials, Home Depot’s expansion of existing South Carolina operations will increase the company’s distribution capabilities to meet growing demand and bring faster delivery to the region.
“South Carolina is a key hub for The Home Depot’s supply chain and our delivery strategy. These new distribution centers create a more seamless experience for pro and DIY customers, with faster and more reliable deliveries to their homes or to the job site,” The Home Depot Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Stephanie Smith said.
"For more than 40 years, The Home Depot has operated with a commitment to make the communities they serve stronger and more resilient,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.
In Charleston County, Home Depot is creating 31 new jobs at its distribution center located at 7791 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston. In Greenville County, the company will create 31 new jobs at the facility located at 74 Brookfield Oaks Drive in Mauldin. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $75,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with costs related to this portion of the project.
“The Home Depot is one of our country’s great brands, and its decision to expand operations in South Carolina, including here in Greenville County, recognizes the efforts we put into building a great community for companies to grow and thrive in. Greenville is a county of doers, and we welcome this expansion by The Home Depot, the place where doers get more done,” Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows added.
In Jasper County, Home Depot will add a new distribution center, located at 10463 Speedway Boulevard in Hardeeville, creating 14 new jobs. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Jasper County to assist with costs related to this portion of the project. In Lexington County, the company will add an additional facility, located at 842 Bistline Drive in Cayce, and create 23 new jobs.
“Lexington County Council is pleased to partner with The Home Depot on their announcement of expanding operations in Lexington County. Lexington County congratulates The Home Depot on their continued success and company growth in the community. We consider their expansion a great compliment to Lexington’s business climate with low taxes, available workforce and excellent quality of life,” Lexington County Council Chairman and Central SC Alliance Board Member M. Todd Cullum added.
“SouthernCarolina Alliance welcomes The Home Depot to our manufacturing and distribution community. We believe that this announcement is one of many more to come as companies from around the globe see the benefits of Jasper County in terms of workforce, business environment and proximity to I-95 and major seaports. We are proud to have The Home Depot in Jasper County” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls said.