The Home Depot is planning to grow its supply chain and distribution operations throughout South Carolina in an expansion expected to create nearly 100 jobs.
The expansions will be to existing operations in Charleston, Greenville, Jasper and Lexington counties in order to meet growing demand and provide quicker deliveries to the regions, The Home Depot said in a news release.
“South Carolina is a key hub for The Home Depot’s supply chain and our delivery strategy,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot, in the news release. “These new distribution centers create a more seamless experience for pro and DIY customers, with faster and more reliable deliveries to their homes or to the job site.”
In Greenville County, The Home Depot expects to add 31 new jobs at the facility located at 74 Brookfield Oaks Drive in Mauldin. The county has been approved for a $75,000 Set-Aside grant from the Coordinating Council for Economic Development to assist with the project.
“The Home Depot is one of our country’s great brands, and its decision to expand operations in South Carolina, including here in Greenville County, recognizes the efforts we put into building a great community for companies to grow and thrive in,” said Willis Meadows, Greenville County council chairman and Greenville Area Development Corp. board member, in a statement. “Greenville is a county of doers, and we welcome this expansion by The Home Depot, the place where doers get more done.”
Further south, The Home Depot aims to add 14 jobs for Jasper County with a new distribution center at 10463 Speedway Blvd. in Hardeeville. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Jasper County to assist with costs related to this portion of the project.
“Charleston County continues to grow as a leader in global connectivity, and today’s announcement by The Home Depot is another signal to the business community that our region is positioned to move product efficiently and in a cost-effective manner,” said Teddie Pryor, Charleston County council chairman, in a statement. “This is a noteworthy announcement for our area, and we congratulate all parties involved.”
The Home Depot has been in operation since 1978, with retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada and Mexico.