The lure of the Greer Inland Port has another company investing in the upstate because of the proximity to intermodal infrastructure.
Moderna Products, a family-owned company headquartered in Izegem, Belgium, will locate in an existing 116,000-square-foot building in Gaffney. Modern specializes in creating, producing and distributing plastic products for pets such as litter boxes, food bowls and “traveling solutions for both dogs and cats, as well as other small animals.”
The Greer Inland Port surpassed initial annual volumes projected five years into the terminal operations.
The South Carolina Port’s Authority’s 2015 fiscal year showed the inland port’s first full fiscal year of operations concluded with 58,407 rail moves. The monthly volumes peaked in June, with 6,736 rail moves handled during the month. The inland port opened in October 2013.
Greer-manufactured BMWs continue to propel the company’s brand to its second consecutive record month in June.
Sales for Greer-produced BMW X5 SAVs increased 89 percent in June compared to one year ago to help BMW brand vehicles to a second consecutive record month. The X6, although on a smaller scale, tripled its sales last month to 1,448 compared to 567 in 2014 for a 155 percent increase.
BMW brand sales increased 6.5 percent in June for a total of 32,176 vehicles compared to 30,201 sold in June 2014.