Public and Private Partnership to Build Industrial Building in Allendale County

May 03, 2022


                                                                                       Public and Private Partnership to Build Industrial Building in Allendale County

SouthernCarolina Alliance is partnering with Allendale County, Agracel, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to construct a 50,000 square-foot expandable spec building within the Pointe Salkehatchie Industrial Park, located on Hwy 278 at 2987 Allendale-Fairfax Highway in Fairfax.

The Pointe Salkehatchie Industrial Park is an established 130-acre, certified “shovel ready” industrial park. AKPA Kimya, an international producer of organic peroxide, is also located at the park, having purchased the first spec building built there.  The new spec building will provide a much-needed, first-class industrial building to attract industrial prospects to the county.

“Being ready for prospective industry is key to sustained economic development success, especially in our state’s rural communities. This new speculative building positions Allendale County for the future, and we appreciate the partnerships that are helping make this project a reality,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey, III.

Allendale County Council Chairman Rick Gooding said, “Allendale County is pleased to partner with the SC Department of Commerce, SouthernCarolina Alliance and private developers in this important marketing effort to attract new industries to our community.  The spec building helps shorten start up time for a company looking to locate in the Southeast, and Allendale County provides an outstanding location with proximity to major seaports and interstates.  Together with our hardworking workforce and business friendly climate, we will have the right package to recruit the next manufacturing operation to our county.”

SouthernCarolina Alliance Vice President of Operations John Fleming added, “It is a very exciting time in Allendale County as we see partnership bringing progress, and we are especially pleased that Agracel, a well-respected private developer, is moving forward supplying a critically needed spec building to the region to give us more opportunities in industrial recruitment. “

“Agracel is both grateful and excited for this opportunity with both Allendale and SouthernCarolina,” commented Richard Blackwell, Vice President of Development for Agracel’s Southeast office. “We believe in the potential of this partnership to yield a successful project that will usher in a new tenant for this spec building that will translate into new jobs and capital investment as this area of the state is ripe for growth.”

“We are delighted to be a part of the team that will deliver to Allendale County an incredible asset that will help to drive economic development and utilize the local workforce to fill the jobs created,” said LS3P Associate Principal David Ramey, whose company was selected to design the building through a qualifications process.

“I applaud the efforts of SouthernCarolina Alliance and Allendale County for bringing such an asset to the county. This is a very rewarding opportunity for both the town and the county to attract potential industries, and possible commercial businesses and for population growth, and I am pleased to be a part of it. I thank SouthernCarolina for their efforts in economic growth,” said Mayor James L. Cohen of Allendale.

“We are excited about the opportunities that will come from having a new building for potential industry and the future jobs it will bring,” said Town of Fairfax Mayor Dorothy Riley.

Construction is scheduled to begin in June.  Pointe Salkehatchie Industrial Park is located at 2987 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy (278), Fairfax, SC.

CONTACT:  Kay Maxwell @ (803)903-1150 or


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