North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Averitt Express, a freight transportation and supply chain service provider is expanding its operations in Charleston County, a $4.6 million project.
Originally established in 1971 in Livingston, Tennessee, Averitt is one of the nation’s leading freight transportation providers, handling shipments globally. In 2012, the company opened its first hybrid facility in the South Carolina county offering cross-dock and warehouse space.
“Averitt Express’s expansion will undoubtedly create new opportunities for employment, stimulate economic development and strengthen our local supply chain,” county council chairman Herbert Ravenel said in a statement. “We look forward to the continued collaboration between Averitt Express and Charleston County, as we work together to build a brighter and more prosperous future for all.”
Located in North Charleston, Averitt Express added 35,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space to its current facility and additional on-site parking and fuel tanks. The expansion will help the company meet increased demand and support the growing volume of cargo moving in and out of the Port of Charleston.
“We are excited to grow our presence in one of the nation’s most strategic logistics hubs. From supporting the local shipping needs of our customers in Charleston County to the global supply chain needs of those across the country and around the world, our team is dedicated to ensuring that our customers and local communities succeed and grow,” said Barry Blakely, Averitt Express executive vice-president and chief operating office.”