J & J Machinery Expanding Operations in Jasper County

December 19, 2019

J & J Machinery Expanding Operations in Jasper County 

J & J Machinery Transport, Inc., is pleased to announce the expansion of their warehouse in Ridgeland, SC from 90,000 square feet to 130,000 total square feet. 

“J&J Machinery Transport is expanding our facility to accommodate our growing business and customers,” said Jimmy Jones, President. 

J & J Machinery Transport is a company specializing in the transport and relocation of precision industrial and commercial machinery.  They will invest another $2 million in the expansion of their facility at 58 Firefly Drive in Ridgeland, creating new jobs over the next few months.  The company is building a 40,000 square-foot addition onto their current facility.

Sonja Ellingson, General Manager, acknowledges the expansion stating, “Since we offer our customers a one-stop shop for drayage, devanning, storage, and transportation to anywhere in the country it is no wonder our warehouse has become popular.” 

Sonja also states, “We are doing the expansion because, as Jimmy Jones puts it, ‘We are busting at the seams.’ Ridgeland SC is conveniently located off I-95 and outside the inventory tax of Chatham County, GA.”

Located at Exit 21 on I-95, J & J Machinery Transport’s location is within 34 miles of the Georgia Ports Authority Terminal in Savannah, GA and 78 miles to the SC Ports Authority Terminal in Charleston, SC.

“SouthernCarolina Alliance appreciates the company’s investment in our community,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.  “Jasper County provides an exceptional location for both interstate access and port proximity and an outstanding workforce.  Every job created by J&J Machinery Transport provides a better future for a family in our region.” 

“J&J Machinery Transport is an asset to our local economy,” added Mayor Joey Malphrus of Ridgeland.  “J & J is a growing company with an outstanding reputation for excellence, and we are proud that they have chosen to expand in Ridgeland.” 

Tom Johnson, Chairman of Jasper County Council, added, “We congratulate J&J Machinery Transport on their growth, and we look forward to continuing to provide a pro-business environment here in Jasper County that encourages companies like J&J to invest and grow.  It’s great news when a new company locates here, and it’s even better news when an existing one grows, as J&J has.” 

The J & J Machinery Transport facility is secured with all amenities, providing the company with the ability to execute all container drayage and stripping needs, including two forklifts with up to an 80,000-pound capacity for storage and handling.  

For more information on the company, please visit the website:  www.jjmachinerytransport.com.