DHL Supply Chain, a global logistics provider, announced plans to build a new $100 million distribution center and warehousing park in Dorchester County. The new distribution will be opened in phases and will be developed by DHL Real Estate Solutions. The Deutsche Post DHL Group, which the DHL Supply Chain is part of, will create approximately 450 new jobs as a result of the $100 million investment in Dorchester County.
South Carolina – An Important Hub for International Business
Governor Henry McMaster said “this investment in Dorchester County by DHL Supply Chain is further proof that South Carolina is an important hub for international business. These 450 new jobs will make a big impact on the Lowcountry community, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this great company here.”
The company has purchased 125 acres, named DHL Commerce Park in St. George, South Carolina and plans to build three facilities totaling 1.7 million square feet. The first facility is expected to be built by the first quarter of 2020.
“We have seen significant growth in this area of the country and customers are even asking us to evaluate opportunities in South Carolina specifically. With that in mind, we got ahead of the curve to offer premier facilities in one of the hottest emerging markets in the country,” said DPL Supply Chain Vice President of Real Estate Development Steve Hess.
DHL Supply Chain is a Leading Global Brand in the Logistics Industry
DHL Supply Chain provides services to a variety of sectors including automotive, consumer, energy and chemicals, engineering and manufacturing. DHL has about 380,000 employees in over 220 countries and generated revenues of more than $61 billion euros in 2018.
Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) President and CEO, said the new $100 million investment by DHL Supply is welcomed by the SCPA. “SCPA congratulates DHL Supply Chain on their plans to open a new facility, which will support the international supply chain needs of multiple port-related business segments. He added that “SCPA is seeing significant distribution center and warehousing activity in our region, driven by port users who rely on our marine and inland facilities to handle growing import volumes bound for consumers across the Southeast.”
Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Robert Pratt said, “the One Region Global Competitiveness strategy identified DHL as a key recruitment target vital to the growth of our region’s advanced logistics cluster and other high-impact industries. We are pleased the company selected Dorchester County as its home.”
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