DHL Supply Chain, which has a warehouse and distribution center in Dorchester County, is investing $92.7 million to expand its South Carolina footprint, the S.C. Department of Commerce said in a news release.
The logistics company will establish new operations in Cherokee County. Though that’s nearly 200 miles away from DHL’s 125-acre site in St. George, the investment adds to South Carolina’s growing role in distribution and supply chain management.
The facility is projected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.
“DHL Supply Chain is excited to once again partner with the state of South Carolina to grow our logistics presence in a very desirable market,” Supply Chain Head of Real Estate Solutions Americas Carl DeLuca said. “We are a firm believer that our investment in the Palmetto State will further solidify our market leadership position in the supply chain and logistics industry.”
DHL Supply Chain provides custom logistics solutions through its warehouses, transportation and management services. Located at 600 Webber Road in Cowpens, the company’s new South Carolina operations will include the development of a 1.3-million-square-foot warehouse designed to increase operating capacity.
The Cherokee County operations will create 249 jobs.
Throughout the last year, 75 projects have expanded throughout the state producing more than 5,000 new jobs and accounting for $2 billion in capital investment, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said in a statement.
“Logistics companies are right at home in South Carolina,” Hitt said. “DHL’s new facility in Cherokee County will help our state’s businesses move their products quickly and efficiently in a competitive marketplace.”
DHL currently has operations in 55 countries and has 1,400 warehouses and offices worldwide with 146,000 supply chain employees.