A Canadian logistics company is expanding across the border and investing $16 million to establish operations in North Charleston. The move will create an anticipated 85 jobs.
Ray-Mont Logistics’s terminal expansion is one of the most recent in the country and will help industries export products around the globe. Its new facility is located at 1000 Remount Road.
CEO Charles Raymond the company expects to provide economic growth, including new career opportunities for community members.
He attributed the successful expansion to Ray-Mont Logistics’ partnership with the S.C. Ports Authority.
“The Port of Charleston and the key advantages it brings to the North American supply chain will serve to complement our existing facilities, providing a strategic gateway to reach key global markets for exporters,” Raymond said.
The company’s presence will enhance both the state’s export transload sector and the container supply chain with its international trade, S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said.
“S.C. Ports looks forward to partnering with Ray-Mont Logistics through our reliable operations, ample capacity and big-ship capabilities at the Port of Charleston,” Newsome said.
Headquartered in Montreal the integrated logistics company offers a variety of logistical services worldwide with one-stop services for its clients. The Charleston County facility will help increase the company’s capacity and logistical capabilities, Ray-Mont said.
Development of Ray-Mont’s new facility is expected to be completed by the spring.
The project received job development credits from the S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development. Charleston County received a $750,000 grant to defray related costs for the project.