Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution

SC: Exel Constructing $38M Facility in York County, Adding 133 New Jobs

26 Jun, 2013

Exel, a North American leader in supply chain management, is planning to establish a new distribution facility in York County. Exel is investing $38 million in a project that is expected to generate 133 new jobs.

“This new facility is a significant addition to our East Coast operations. The warehouse facility will be entirely developed and managed by Exel on behalf of Energizer Holdings, a consumer products company,” said Franklin Littleton, president of Exel’s Consumer Sector. “York County provides an excellent location for our operations and South Carolina offers us a positive business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials.”

Exel will construct a new distribution center on Paragon Way within the River Walk Business Park located in York County. The facility is expected to be operational by spring 2014.

“More and more companies are realizing that South Carolina is the new ‘it’ state for doing business. We celebrate Exel’s decision to invest $38 million and create 133 new jobs in York County, and we look forward to the company’s growth here in the years ahead,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $420 million in capital investment and more than 2,800 jobs in the distribution and logistics sector.

“Businesses that want to reach markets across the Southeast and all along the East Coast know that South Carolina offers an ideal location. Exel’s decision to invest here boosts our state’s logistics sector and creates new jobs that will have an impact in York County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Dr. Britt Blackwell, chairman of York County Council said, “Exel is world-renowned for their expertise in third-party logistics and distribution and we are thrilled to have such an important operation choose York County. The partnership with Energizer proves we have a superb location in relation to key East Coast interstates, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Port of Charleston. Along with our setting at the mid-point of the eastern U.S., this combination of assets pooled with our exceptional workforce makes us a preferred location for any industry.”

The company expects to begin advertising the new positions in late 2013, with hiring set to begin in January 2014. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should visit www.Exel.com and view the positions in the “Join Our Team” section.  Local hiring will be facilitated through local and state employment and development agencies.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a Governor’s Closing Fund grant of $500,000 for site preparation and infrastructure improvements.

Exel is the North American leader in contract logistics, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including automotive, consumer, retail, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and chemicals. The company operates more than 450 sites throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America, and employs 40,000 associates. The company is part of the Supply Chain division of Deutsche Post DHL. For more information about Exel, please visit www.exel.com.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina has been ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment by IBM-Plant Location International. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.