DHL Supply Chain, a contract logistics company and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced plans to grow its South Carolina footprint by establishing new operations in Cherokee County.
With an investment of more than $92.7 million, the project will create 249 new jobs, according to the state Commerce Department.
The company provides customized logistics solutions based on globally standardized warehousing, transportation and integrated services components, according to a news release. DHL designs and manages supply chains that “drive efficiency, improve quality and create competitive advantage for its customers.”
“DHL Supply Chain is excited to once again partner with the state of South Carolina to grow our logistics presence in a very desirable market,” Carl DeLuca, head of real estate solutions in the Americas, said in the news release. “We are a firm believer that our investment in the Palmetto State will further solidify our market leadership position in the supply chain and logistics industry.”
Located at 600 Webber Road in Cowpens, DHL’s new operations will include the development of a 1.3 million-square-foot warehouse, which will increase the company’s operating capacity, the release said.
The facility is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, the release said, and a $250,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Cherokee County to assist with costs associated with the project.