Irvine, CA, June 1, 2016 - Lineage Logistics, LLC ("Lineage"), a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, held a grand opening for its state-of-the-art 180,000 sq. ft. cold storage distribution center in Charleston County, South Carolina. Located in the Palmetto Commerce Park, at 7748 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, the new facility offers immediate access to the Port of Charleston and I-26, with regular rail service through Norfolk Southern.
“We see tremendous growth over the next ten years that will bring an extremely positive economic impact to this community and beyond. South Carolina is truly business-welcoming state, and we certainly appreciate the many incentives that we have received as a part of this project and are undoubtedly excited about our future here,” said Mike McClendon, Executive Vice President of Lineage Logistics.
Attendees at the grand opening heard from state, county and local officials, as well as the Port of Charleston’s leadership. South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliot Summey, City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority all addressed the crowd of customers, partners and North Charleston community members.
“[The opening of the Lineage facility] is a major part of who we are in South Carolina. It shows our strong investment in infrastructure is helping us build a first rate environment for economic development,” said Hitt.
The new distribution center deploys the latest technology for energy conservation, product handling and high-capacity blast freezing. The facility is designed to provide customers a highly efficient solution for exporting products to foreign markets and expediting domestic access to imported products.
Services at the Charleston facility include rail and transload, freight consolidation, blast freezing, import/export and custom labeling and stamping. The 21-acre lot has 30 truck doors and four rail doors, as well as parking for 100 autos.
Note to editors: Photos of the facility and the ribbon cutting are available.