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Mid-States Packaging launching new operations in Charleston County


April 25, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. Mid-States Packaging, Inc., a full-service logistics and warehousing provider, is locating new operations in Charleston County. The $5.2 million investment is expected to bring 30 new jobs to the community.
Mid-States Packaging was established in 2001 by Tracy Giroux-Harpin and Charles Giroux, a family that has been in the transportation industry for more than four generations. Offering a range of services such as transportation, logistics, packaging, warehousing, rail service, containers and sea bulk, Mid-States Packaging provides services to meet all supply chain requirements for its customers.
To establish operations in Charleston County, Mid-States Packaging will be locating its manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations on a two-building, multi-tenant site at 4500 Goer Drive in North Charleston, S.C. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the third quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should contact BSidilau@MSPack.com for more information.  

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. 
“Mid-States Packaging is so excited to be opening up in North Charleston, South Carolina. We know this fantastic location is a perfect fit for our growing company.” –Mid-States Packaging Co-Owner Tracy Giroux-Harpin
“South Carolina’s business-friendly climate continues to attract companies in every industry, and we’re proud to welcome Mid-States Packaging to our growing business community. I wish the company all the best and look forward to watching them thrive in South Carolina.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“The decision by Mid-States Packaging to call South Carolina home is further proof that our state’s distribution and logistics sector continues to shine. I applaud this great company for establishing operations in the Palmetto State and look forward to the impact they will have on Charleston County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“The announcement by Mid-States Packaging is another reason why we work each day to make Charleston County business-friendly. We continue to attract private investment, strengthen the regional economy and create new opportunities for business and residents. Congratulations to Mid-States Packaging, and welcome to the Lowcountry.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
“We are sincerely grateful for Mid-States Packaging investing in our city, bringing jobs and a sizeable capital investment that will have a great benefit to our community. This commitment tells us that North Charleston continues to be a business-friendly city with a workforce capable of meeting the demands of a 21st century economy.” –North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
“The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is excited to welcome Mid-States Packaging to the Port of Charleston. Their facility is a significant addition to the private sector transloading capacity necessary to handle export and import plastics, a rapidly-growing market for SCPA.” –S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome
“It was a great opportunity to work with Mid-States Packaging on the opening of their new facility and wrap up another win for Charleston County. This more than $5 million project, which will create 30 new jobs, is a wonderful achievement for all parties involved and is another example of the many advantages of doing business in Charleston County.” –Charleston County Economic Development Director Steve Dykes

·         Mid-States Packaging is establishing new manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations in Charleston County.
·         $5.2 million investment to create 30 new jobs.
·         Mid-States Packaging is a full-service logistics provider.
·         The company will be locating its new operations at 4500 Goer Drive in North Charleston, S.C.
Hiring for the new positions should begin in the third quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should contact BSidilau@MSPack.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Media Contact:
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
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