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Ingram Micro builds fulfillment facility with $37M investment

Molly Hulsey //March 8, 2022//

Ingram Micro builds fulfillment facility with $37M investment

Molly Hulsey //March 8, 2022//

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The company expects the expansion to grow its shipping capacity to 2 million packages each year. (Photo/Provided)

A global technology and supply chain service provider expects a $37 million expansion to create a capacity to ship approximately 2 million packages each year. 

Ingram Micro is pleased to continue to invest in the state of South Carolina with a new advanced fulfillment center to further serve our customers in the region and play an important role in helping keep the global supply chain moving,” Marianne Zeller, Ingram Micro executive director of global real estate, said in a news release. “South Carolina is known for providing access to a dedicated workforce, and we are excited to grow our presence here in the state. We are thrilled to partner with VanTrust Real Estate in this latest development in Spartanburg County.” 

The company’s incoming regional fulfillment facility, located at 6670 Highway 221 in Roebuck, is expected to create 203 new jobs for Spartanburg County. 

“Ingram Micro’s decision to grow in Spartanburg strengthens our county’s already-robust logistics sector and brings another global brand with global connections to our county,” Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt said in the release. 

Operations at the location are expected to be online in early 2023. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the company currently operates out of a 130,000-square-foot warehouse at 8 Shelter Drive, Greer, that it moved into in 2019 after acquiring tech distributors NetXUSA and the Pheonix Group.

The property is one of five in the Upstate developed by Missouri-based VanTrust, three in Anderson County and two in Spartanburg County, after the company's foray into the region in 2019.

“We chose the Spartanburg and Anderson locations for these developments as they are both located in close proximity to Greenville, a major metropolitan area and one of the fastest growing economic regions in the state,” Andy Weeks, executive vice president of VanTrust, said in the release. “Strategically located between Charlotte and Atlanta, this area has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. We expect that it will continue to enjoy economic progress moving forward and are delighted that VanTrust can play a part in that growth.” 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the cost of building improvements. 

“Ingram Micro’s expanded Spartanburg County operation is not only a win for the local community, it’s a win for all of our state,” Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey said in the release. “This company is an integral part of South Carolina’s supply chain network, and we celebrate their success within our borders.”