UST Logistical Systems, a national third-party logistics company, is launching its first operations in Greenville County. The new development is projected to generate $1.6 million in new capital investment and bring 50 jobs to the Upstate, according to a press release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.
The company is relocating its corporate headquarters from Hendersonville, N.C. to 103 North Main St. in Greenville. According to the release, hiring for new positions is projected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016, and those interested in joining the UST team should visit the company's website for more information.
"We are extremely excited to be headquartering in South Carolina. UST is a vibrant and passionate company; these traits are certainly true of Greenville as well so we feel this pairing is perfect. We look forward to being impactful members of the community," said UST Logistical Systems Chief Administrative Officer Scott Moore, in the release.
Established in 1998, UST specializes in the delivery of furniture and appliances from a retailer's warehouse directly to a customer's home. Reaching one million annual deliveries in 2015, the company has grown to feature delivery operations for several major store chains including Conn's Home Plus and hhgregg, Inc.
"We are so pleased that UST Logistical Systems has chosen to relocate its U.S. corporate headquarters to the city of Greenville and we look forward to welcoming the UST family to our community. This announcement is all the more exciting because it further demonstrates the team effort of our economic development partners and allies to showcase the city as a place where business gets done through cooperation and collaboration," Greenville Mayor Knox White said in the release.
Carlos Phillips, president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, said "this innovative and forward-thinking company will be a great addition to our market. Once again, Greenville proves to be attractive to headquarters seeking to optimize their ability to attract talent. An effort like this requires all hands on deck and we are proud to have worked with our economic development allies to make it happen."