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Lineage Logistics to expand, create 36 new jobs

Staff Report //September 9, 2020//

Lineage Logistics to expand, create 36 new jobs

Staff Report //September 9, 2020//

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Lineage Logistics, a refrigerated warehouse and distribution company with more than 300 facilities throughout the world, is expanding its operations in Charleston County with a $34 million investment expected to create 36 jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Henry McMaster’s office.

The family-owned business, located on Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, provides temperature-controlled logistics solutions via facilities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

By growing its North Charleston operations, the company hopes to increase its ability to meet customer needs for efficiency of temperature-controlled supply chains around the world.

The expansion project is expected to be completed by February.

President and CEO of Lineage Logistics Greg Lehmkuhl said that Charleston has so much to offer the company, including first-rate infrastructure, a top-ranked port and a skilled workforce.

“South Carolina’s numerous business advantages, in addition to the booming market, have helped Lineage to better service our export and import customers, as well as our domestic shipping partners,” he said. “We are thrilled to expand our existing operations in what we believe is the right location at the right time.”

For North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Lineage Logistics’ expansion brings confidence that North Charleston is a city in which businesses can flourish.

“We applaud the company’s success and are thankful for the capital investment and job creation in our community,” he said.

Lineage Logistics, which was founded in 2008, began its relationship with the city in 2014 when it announced plans to open a facility in North Charleston. That facility opened in 2016.

“South Carolina continues to provide the ideal location and infrastructure companies need to get products to customers,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “And, today’s announcement by Lineage Logistics serves as yet another indication of that fact.”