North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Chick-fil-A Supply and Executive Personal Computers, Inc. have announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County in South Carolina.
Chick-fil-A Supply will build an $80-million distribution center that is expected to open in 2024.
“Our new distribution center in Lexington County provides us with a tremendous opportunity to grow our business and create jobs that will attract diverse talent from across the region,” Chick-fil-A Supply Executive Director Josh Grote. “We’re excited to expand our footprint in South Carolina with an investment in the local community that helps us serve our franchise operators, licensees and their teams.”
The distributor for Chick-fil-A restaurants will be located at Saxe Gotha Industrial Park in West Columbia, a site the company says is needed to address distribution complexities such as frequent, high-volume delivery, varied delivery environments and rapidly evolving needs.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.
“We are excited that Chick-fil-A Supply chose to locate its newest distribution center in Lexington County. The Midlands region – with its central location and infrastructure access – is an ideal location for a distribution operation of this magnitude. We look forward to the impact Chick-fil-A Supply will make in Lexington County, the Midlands and across South Carolina,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement.
EPC Inc. officials say the company will spend $9.5 million investment to build a 203,000-square-foot building to serve as the East Coast hub and accommodate increased production.
Construction is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2023.
“This new facility aligns with our global growth of 20 locations across the Americas and Europe and helps to deliver on our mission of offering a full suite of sustainable, secure and environmentally responsible methods of IT disposal for our clients up and down the East Coast, said EPC president Pat Laughlin.