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DHL Supply Chain Constructing New $100 Million Distribution Center in Dorchester County

DHL Supply Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced plans to construct a new distribution and warehousing park in Dorchester County that will open in phases, developed by DHL Real Estate Solutions. The company’s $100 million investment is projected to create approximately 450 new jobs.

DHL Real Estate Solutions (RES) is a standalone product of DHL and one of the largest developers of property solutions in the logistics industry. RES is a global developer, providing both customers and non-supply chain customers with individually-tailored real estate solutions. The company’s integrated approach provides a single point of contact, ensuring that building design, racking, and building systems are all coordinated at the onset of the design process, resulting in smoother transitions when operations commence.

The company has purchased 125 acres, now called DHL Commerce Park, in St. George, S.C. to construct three new buildings, totaling 1.7 million square feet. The first new facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $1,000,000 Set Aside grant to Dorchester County to assist with costs associated with the project.

“We have seen significant growth in this area of the country and customers are even asking us to evaluate opportunities in South Carolina specifically,” said Steve Hess, DHL vice president of real estate. “With that in mind, we got ahead of the curve to offer premier facilities in one of the hottest emerging markets in the country.”