Published Oct. 12, 2015
Greenville-based Sea Pac LLC plans to invest $32 million to build an export center in Ladson, the S.C. Commerce Department announced today.
The firm plans to build a 1.5 million-square-foot facility on 107 acres of undeveloped land on U.S. Highway 78. Civil engineering work is already underway.
The center will be a hub for plastic pellets used in consumer goods such as milk jugs, toys and cars, according to a news release. The company is expected to employ 50 people initially and 200 people in the next five years.
Jon McClure established the company in August 2014. Sea Pac LLC provides warehousing, packaging and logistics operations of plastic resins, as well as transloading, or transferring shipments from one transportation mode to another. McClure said proximity to the Port of Charleston enticed him to build a facility in Charleston County.
“The first objective was to secure the site, one close enough to the port with rail access. Our goal is to have the first 400,000- to 650,000-square-foot building completed by mid-2017,” McClure said in a statement.
The news release did not disclose whether any incentives or job credits were involved in the deal.
“This project adds new jobs in the northern section of our county, while also jump-starting the redevelopment of this major industrial complex,” Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey said in the news release. “The intermodal advantages which Norfolk Southern and the Port of Charleston offer Sea Pac will translate into success both for the company and for our community.”