New Industrial Building to Attract Jobs to Jasper County

Jasper County leaders broke ground on a new 40,000 SF industrial building at Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland on June

June 28, 2016

Jasper County leaders gathered at Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland on June 14 for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a 40,000 SF promotional industrial building to attract new industries to the area.  Located at 4427 Grays Highway on Highway 278, the expandable building is located 5 minutes from Exit 21 on Interstate 95, 35 minutes from the Port of Savannah, GA, and 80 minutes from the Port of Charleston, SC.

Led by SouthernCarolina Alliance, the regional economic development organization marketing Jasper County, and Jasper County Council Chairman Marty Sauls, who also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for SouthernCarolina Alliance, the group ceremoniously broke ground with gold shovels at the construction site.

Joining Sauls for the event were Tray Hunter, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Palmetto Electric Cooperative; Richard Lindler, Director of Business Development for Carlisle Associates; Jasper County Councilman Henry Etheridge; Jasper County Councilwoman Barbara Clark; Mayor Joey Malphrus of Ridgeland; Daniel Beatty of the S.C. Department of Commerce; and Ted Zanders, Vice President of Carlisle Associates.

“Jasper County’s location, with I-95 and easy access to the Ports of Charleston and Savannah, creates a perfect situation for manufacturing, assembly and distribution,” said SCA President and CEO Danny Black.  “However, many companies are looking for existing buildings as a way to shorten their start-up time and to begin operation more quickly.  An expandable industrial building like this one, which can be finished to suit the company, is ideal for attracting these companies.”

Expandable to 98,000 square feet, the industrial speculative building will be close to the aerospace hubs surrounding Boeing in Charleston, South Carolina, and Gulfstream in Savannah, Georgia.  The Cypress Ridge Industrial Park, where the building is being constructed, is a S.C. Certified Site, which means all of the due diligence has been completed at the park, including cultural, historic and geotechnical studies.

The building is being constructed through a partnership among SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance, Jasper County, and Santee Cooper.  Key partners include the S.C. Department of Commerce, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc., the Town of Ridgeland, St. Peter's Parish/Jasper County Public Facilities Corp. and Cypress Ridge Business and Industrial Design and Review Committee.

The building, which was designed by Carlisle Associates, will take several months to complete, is already being marketed by the SouthernCarolina Alliance marketing team to prospects, who have already begun visiting the building site.  Brunson Construction Company, Inc. is the general contractor. 

For more information on the project or to learn more about SouthernCarolina Alliance and Jasper County’s economic development efforts, please contact Kay Maxwell at 803.541.0023.  For more information on the industrial building, download the flyer here. 

Pictured: Left to right:  Tray Hunter, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Palmetto Electric Cooperative; Richard Lindler, Director of Business Development for Carlisle Associates; Jasper County Councilman Henry Etheridge; Jasper County Councilwoman Barbara Clark; Jasper County Council Chairman Marty Sauls, Vice Chairman of SouthernCarolina Alliance; Mayor Joey Malphrus of Ridgeland; Daniel Beatty of the S.C. Department of Commerce; and Ted Zanders, Vice President of Carlisle Associates.

 

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