Pet retail company Pet Supplies Plus celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art distribution center on May 19 at 122 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in Orangeburg.
The new 534,700 square-foot center is a $54 million investment announced last summer, expected to bring 275 new jobs to the area, according to a news release.
The distribution center will service Pet Supplies Plus stores — the company has 700 in 42 states — as well as its recently acquired company, Wag N’ Wash stores.
“Opening our fourth distribution center in the U.S. is a pivotal moment for our brand, and one our team and the community of Orangeburg alike is thrilled about,” Chris Rowland, president and CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, said in the news release. “While we grow on a national scale, we prioritize being engrained in each community we’re a part of. This will remain evident with the distribution center as we provide hundreds of jobs to those in South Carolina.”
As Pet Supplies Plus continues to grow at rapid rates across the country, the distribution center will fill a crucial role in fulfilling consumer, according to the company.
“We are excited to celebrate the newest addition to Orangeburg County with the grand opening of the Pet Supplies Plus distribution center,” Johnnie Wright Sr., chairman of the Orangeburg City Council, said in the release. “We are grateful to Pet Supplies Plus for selecting our community and the Shamrock Commerce Park for their newest distribution center and for creating great employment opportunities for our citizens. We look forward to having the brand become a part of our community.”
Founded in 1988, Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group Inc., is the largest independent pet store in the United States, offering customers a selection of natural pet foods, goods and services.
The company is based in Livonia, Mich.t