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Japan-Based Kimura Expands Piedmont, South Carolina, Production Center

Kimura Inc., a subsidiary of global logistics leader and innovator Kimura Unity in Japan, plans to expand its existing facility at 501 Matrix Parkway in Piedmont, South Carolina.

The company's $4 million investment is projected to bring 25 new jobs to Greenville County. The company will be expanding its operations by an additional 64,000 square feet along with 100 transport vehicle parking spaces. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the second half of 2019.

"It is the policy of Kimura, Inc. to partner with our customers and team members to provide lean material flow solutions from Piedmont, South Carolina,” said Kimura, Inc. President & COO Yoshihito Matsui.

"It is truly a testament to our growing business community when a company chooses to expand in our state and another great sign that we are headed in the right direction. We congratulate Kimura, Inc. on their decision to invest another $4 million and create 25 more jobs,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

"South Carolina has made a name for itself in the logistics industry, featuring unprecedented global connectivity. This announcement by Kimura, Inc. is a further testament to how far we've come, and we're excited to see what the future has in store for them in the Upstate,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

"Opened in 2014, this facility is a showcase for the company's world-class capabilities in providing cutting-edge logistics, superior customer service and rapid delivery to support manufacturing customers in a variety of industries. We congratulate Kimura, Inc. on this latest expansion, and we greatly value the company as one of our leading business citizens,” explained Greenville County Council Chairman and Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation H.G. "Butch" Kirven.

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