CompuCom Systems, a technology infrastructure services company, has announced plans to invest $41 million and move its global headquarters the Dallas area to the Lancaster County community of Indian Land.
The project is expected to lead to the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next five to seven years, the South Carolina Department of Commerce reported.
“This is very exciting news for the county, region and state, as we are getting one of the world’s leading IT and network solutions providers and over a thousand high-salary jobs,” Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy said. “The project is the largest job announcement in Lancaster County history and reinforces the strength of our community as a premier location for corporate facilities.”
CompuCom, currently based in Plano, Texas, plans to lease a newly constructed 150,000-square-foot building in the 300-acre Bailes Ridge Business Park on S.C. Highway 160. The building will house corporate offices and contact center operations, according to a press release.
“We will build a state-of-the-art command center in the South Carolina office to serve as the hub of our service experience management global contact center operations and corporate operations as well,” said Dan Stone, CEO of CompuCom. “In addition, CompuCom’s new headquarters in South Carolina places us closer to many of our clients, as well as near an expanding network of IT professionals in North and South Carolina.”
Moving its headquarters to South Carolina was an attractive option for Stone and some of the company's other top executives. Stone, who took over as chief executive Nov. 28, as well as the company’s chief financial officer, chief information officer, chief of strategy, and executive chairman live and work in the Charlotte area, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.
Indian Land is about 20 miles south of CompuCom’s office at Whitehall Corporate Center on the southwest side of Charlotte. Founded in 1987, the company employs about 150 workers in Charlotte and has 11,500 employees worldwide. CompuCom manages and supports more than 4.4 million end users and is a partner to six of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies.
“Our state excels, not only in manufacturing and agribusiness, but is increasingly a top choice for corporate headquarters and the technology sector,” said South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. “CompuCom joins an ever-growing community of tech businesses that call South Carolina home, and we look forward to watching them grow in Lancaster County for years to come.”
CompuCom joins several other businesses that have moved into S.C. communities south of Charlotte. Earlier this month, LPL Financial cut the ribbon on its new campus off S.C. 160 in Fort Mill. The company employs more than 1,000 and plans to grow to 3,000 workers in the next few years.
Last year, China-based textile manufacturer Keer opened a $218 million mill and Movement Mortgage moved its national headquarters to Indian Land from Virginia Beach, Va. The company said it plans to create more than 650 jobs.
Red Ventures, a technology and marketing firm, has more than 2,200 employees at its headquarters campus in Fort Mill.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the CompuCom project, along with a Rural Infrastructure Fund grant of $1 million to assist with the costs of real property improvements.
For information about CompuCom jobs, check the company’s career page online.