Sunland personifies third-party partner for Inland Port

Company just purchased 722,000 warehouse for headquarters, store and distribution

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sunland Distribution’s purchase of a 722,000-square foot warehouse near the interchange of interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville County is an example of companies that will be looking at Greer’s Inland Port to facilitate the transportation of goods.

Sunland announced the purchase of the facility at 1312 Old State Road and its new corporate headquarters. No purchase price was announced.

The third-party company, with over 200 employees, provides logistics services to the automotive, chemical, retail and paper industries.

“Down the road it looks like we would be a company that would use the Inland Port,” Stephanie Gillestie, Human Resources Manager said. “This would be a good opportunity for our clients.”

The $30-million Greer port is scheduled to be in operation in the fall.

Products are shipped from the Port of Charleston to Sunland in Greenville via Norfolk Southern and CSX. Scotts Miracle-Gro uses Sunland as its operating base for its product and distribution. Norfolk Southern will be the exclusive rail provider in Greer.

The Inland Port groundbreaking is Friday with a celebrated cast of government, business and community leaders. Gov. Nikki Haley will attend. Sunland representatives will attend the event.

Sunland will occupy the former textile manufacturer Plllotex Corp. The building includes 607,400 square feet of warehouse space on the ground floor, and another 120,000 square feet on the second floor.

“We see a real opportunity in the Upstate to grow our business,” said Arch Thomason, CEO of the third-party logistics firm, in a news release. “We’re committed to making strategic investments here that will allow us to further develop and enhance Sunland’s ability to provide valuable logistics to our customers in the automotive, retail and chemical markets.”

Sunland also recently purchased a 182,000 square-foot warehouse in Charleston, minutes from the port.






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