DHL Supply Chain and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group is planning to construct a distribution center and warehouse park in Dorchester County, South Carolina that will open in phases. The company is investing $100 million into the project and is expected to create approximately 450 new jobs.
The DHL Commerce Park will be constructed of three new buildings and sit on 125 acres. The first new facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.
“We have seen significant growth in this area of the country and customers are even asking us to evaluate opportunities in South Carolina specifically,” says Steve Hess, Vice President, Real Estate Development, DHL Supply Chain. “With that in mind, we got ahead of the curve to offer premier facilities in one of the hottest emerging markets in the country.”
South Carolina's favorable location offers global connectivity, allowing companies to rely on the state for distribution.
“South Carolina Ports Authority is seeing significant distribution center and warehousing activity in our region, driven by port users who rely on our marine and inland facilities to handle growing import volumes bound for consumers across the Southeast,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “DHL Supply Chain will play an important role in supporting the logistics needs of multiple port-related business segments, and we look forward to the opening of their new facility.”