SC Power Team Success Stories

The following companies had recent location or expansion announcements in South Carolina and are powered by the electric cooperative power system:

 

South Carolina Distribution Advantages

South Carolina’s multi-modal infrastructure and wide array of transportation resources provide a distinct advantage to warehousing and distribution companies.

South Carolina’s excellent resources and incentives in the distribution, warehousing and logistics industry, include the following:

  • 2/3 of the nation’s population within a day’s drive of South Carolina
  • Port of Charleston is the deepest port in the South Atlantic, connected to inland ports in Dillon and Greer
  • 41,000 miles of state-maintained highways, and home to two Class I railroads that manage over 2,300 miles of rail
  • South Carolina offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Electric rates are 15% less than the national average. To discover readily available sites powered by highly reliable, affordable power from the electric cooperatives click “SC Power Sites”
  • South Carolina has the lowest rate of unionization in the nation at 1.6 percent


Workforce Education & Training

readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™
  • Provides skills and technical training to employees of new and expanding businesses in South Carolina
  • Works closely with new companies to provide the recruiting, training and workforce development tools and assistance they need to get up and running
  • Helps a company’s workforce continue to grow by guiding companies through the registered apprenticeship process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System
  • Website: ReadySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina
Center for Global Supply Chain & Process Management (GSCPM)

University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business

  • Provides innovative and value-added solutions to organizations in process improvement and global supply chain design, coordination and implementation
  • Offers an opportunity for client organizations to collaborate with one another and to connect with potential future employees
  • Provides cutting-edge education and training to students
  • Ranked #12 in the 2014 “Top U.S. Supply Chain Undergraduate University Programs,” released by Gartner, Inc., an information technology research firm and the premier organization for ranking U.S. supply chain education programs
  • Website: The Darla Moore School of Business Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management
Clemson Institute of Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics (CISCOL)

SmartState Center of Economic Excellence

  • Partners with government, business and industry to address the issues related to moving raw materials, goods and services from manufacturing to consumers
  • Research focuses on supply chain modeling, material handling, logistics, planning systems and distribution
  • Fluor Corporation is a full non-state partner for this Center, which has major ongoing projects with Michelin and Milliken
  • Located along Interstate-85’s booming industrial corridor, allowing CISCOL to provide essential support to companies and manufacturers in South Carolina
  • Website: Clemson Institute of Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics (CISCOL)
South Carolina Technical College System
  • Offers numerous supply chain and logistics courses, including degrees and certifications in Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Logistics Analysis and Data Warehouse Technical Consulting
  • Partners with both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina to provide advanced training
  • Website: South Carolina Technical College System

Distribution Industries in SC

CompanyCounty
Agro Merchants GroupBerkeley
AmazonCharleston
AmazonSpartanburg
AmazonLexington
Belk, Inc.Union
Broad River FurnitureYork
Dollar GeneralUnion
Dollar TreeSpartanburg
Fruit of the LoomBerkeley
Gerber ChildrenswearBerkeley
Harbor Freight ToolsDillon
Performance Foodservice - IFH FlorenceFlorence
QVCFlorence
Regal LogisticsCharleston
Rite AidSpartanburg
ShimanoBerkeley
Shutterfly, Inc.York
Southeast Frozen FoodsCalhoun
Starflo CorporationClarendon
TargetKershaw
TBC CorporationBerkeley
Techtronic IndustriesAnderson
WalgreensAnderson
WalmartChesterfield
South Carolina Electric Coop