Pet Supplies Plus Plans Orangeburg County, South Carolina, Distribution Hub
Located in the Shamrock Commerce Center at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Interstate 26 at Exit 154, the facility will increase the company’s distribution capabilities across the Southeast. The new operation, which will be Pet Supplies Plus’s fourth distribution center in the U.S., will open in early 2023.
“The new distribution center is a win-win for the Orangeburg community, Pet Supplies Plus and pet parents across the United States. The distribution center will create highly desirable logistics jobs, as well as allow for efficient distribution of a wide assortment of pet products to Pet Supplies Plus stores in the region, Pet Supplies Plus CEO Chris Rowland said.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project and readySC will assist with the recruitment process.
“With its strategic location, Orangeburg County is brimming with potential, and this major $53 million investment is proof of that. We thank Pet Supplies Plus for its commitment to our state and people,” added Governor Henry McMaster.
Founded in 1988, Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc., is one of the largest pet retail franchises in the United States, offering customers a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods and services. Located in 40 states, the company has more than 630 stores, the majority of which are independently owned and operated by franchisees.
“Thank you, Pet Supplies Plus, for selecting Orangeburg County as the site of your newest distribution facility. It is a big win for the local community and skilled workers who will benefit from the plentiful number of job opportunities that will become available to them in the coming year. That’s a great outcome for us all,” said Matthew Shaffer, Chairman of Central SC Alliance.
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