SC: Frontier Logistics to Invest $35.5M, Expand North Charleston Operations | Trade and Industry Development

SC: Frontier Logistics to Invest $35.5M, Expand North Charleston Operations

Feb 13, 2018

Frontier Logistics, a provider of supply chain management services, is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County with the recent purchase of 26 acres at the former Navy base in North Charleston, S.C. The company's $35.5 million investment is expected to create an additional 34 jobs.

With operations in South Carolina and Texas, Frontier Logistics is a provider of diverse and complete supply chain management services and solutions to a wide range of industries. With its experienced management team, the company offers a variety of services to meet its customers' needs, including warehousing, packaging, transportation and more.

Frontier Logistics will be constructing a 400,000-square-foot, rail-served warehousing facility to support the transloading of plastic pellets for export through the Port of Charleston. Rail service will be provided by Palmetto Railways, providing connections to both CSX and Norfolk Southern.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.

For more information on Frontier Logistics, visit the company's website at


"Charleston has significant logistical advantages that reach the entire world market, enough so that it compels us to make Charleston a comprehensive launching pad for future export/import and domestic logistics needs. We believe in the strong and effective leadership that has been shown to us by both the South Carolina Ports Authority and Palmetto Railways. We are very excited to get the new Charleston facility up and running in short order and become an even larger contributor and good neighbor in the greater Charleston community." -Frontier Logistics CEO George Cook

"South Carolina is growing as a leader in global connectivity, and today's announcement by Frontier Logistics will only bolster our credentials. I'm proud to see the longstanding partnership between our state and this terrific company continue to thrive." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"Today's announcement by Frontier Logistics is a testament to the distribution advantages and pro-business environment that South Carolina offers. We're excited to have such a longtime member of the South Carolina business community grow their operations in the Lowcountry, and I congratulate them on this new $35.5 million investment." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"Frontier Logistics' announcement is another signal to the global business community that Charleston County is positioned to move product efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. This is a significant investment for our area, and we congratulate all parties involved." -Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl

"With port expansion in North Charleston comes a growing need for nearby warehousing and distribution capacity. We are happy to see Frontier Logistics fulfilling this need." -City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey

"We are excited about Frontier's expansion at the former Navy base and are thankful for their confidence in our relationship and the services we provide. This project will go a long way in the redevelopment of the area." -Palmetto Railways President and CEO Jeffrey McWhorter

"South Carolina Ports Authority is pleased to congratulate Frontier Logistics on the expansion of their operations and new facility in North Charleston. Frontier is an important business partner for the Port and plays an integral role in the handling of our plastics and resins business. The addition of their facility will support considerable increases in expected growth within the plastics segment over the coming years, which is a key component of the Port's planned above-market volume growth." -South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

Five Fast Facts

  • Frontier Logistics is expanding its existing North Charleston operations.
  • $35.5 million investment to create 34 new jobs.
  • Frontier Logistics is a full-service provider of supply chain management services and solutions.
  • The company will be constructing an initial 400,000-square-foot warehousing facility to support the transloading of plastic pellets.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.

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 business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. 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. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit

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