Flatbed carrier TMC Transportation is growing its Southeast presence with the expansion of its regional headquarters in Richland County.
The $38 million investment will create 185 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
TMC Transportation will consolidate the three facilities it is leasing in central South Carolina into a single 44-acre campus at 2716 Shop Road, Columbia, the release stated. The company will build a 36,000-square-foot operations and logistics office, and a 66,000-square-foot maintenance facility next to its existing driver training center.
“Since 1998, TMC Transportation has had a presence in the Columbia area, and we are looking forward to consolidating all of our employees and operations processes into one state-of-the-art location,” Jason Webb, TMC Transportation executive vice president of asset management, said in the release. “We are proud to partner with the state of South Carolina and Richland County to grow our business, strengthen the local economy and supply chain, and solidify our presence in the Columbia market for years to come
Employee-owned TMC Transportation has more than 50 years of experience in the trucking industry and a 25-year history in South Carolina, the release stated. The company is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and has a network of terminals and service centers throughout the United States.
Operations will be online at the new campus in May 2025.
“Richland County welcomes the expansion of TMC Transportation in Columbia,” Richland County Council Chair Overture Walker said in the release. “This announcement underscores County Council’s continued commitment to bolstering economic development throughout Richland County, therefore enhancing the quality and vibrancy of life in the communities we serve.”o