The Inland Port “Effect” is taking aim at Greer.
During a presentation in Greenville last week Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports, said that Greer Economic Development has had 158 inquiries with 29 resulting in visits, since July last year.
Greer Commission of Public Works approved an $85,255.90 bid to Howard Construction of Greer for relocating a water line from 11th Street to East Avenue at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
The project will include encasing a portion underneath the railroad spur that will run parallel to the Norfolk Southern track. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be used except for iron ore casing that crosses under the track. The project is expected to be completed within the next five weeks, Randy Olson, Greer City Operations Manager, said.
Things are looking up at the Greer Inland Port. “Today (Tuesday) we’re starting to go vertical,” said Chris Bowen, Hogan Construction Group Vice President.
Hogan was awarded contracts to build support facilities for the South Carolina Inland Port.
Small ponds and streams formed by nearly two months of record rainfall have caused the delay in the opening of the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome announced that the first cargo moved from the inland port is expected around Oct. 1. Newsome made his remarks at the authority’s board meeting on Tuesday. The $25 million facility had been scheduled to open around Labor Day.
Activity at the Inland Port in Greer has picked up dramatically.
Rain has not delayed the construction processes, according to officials managing various projects. The port’s scheduled operation is set to begin in September.