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  June 23rd, 2016 | Written by

Wainwright Industries Expanding Logistics Footprint in Charleston

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  • Forestry products represent 15 percent of SCPA's total cargo volume.
  • Jim Newsome, SCPA CEO: Wainwright's growing footprint is critical to supporting expected cargo volume increases.
  • New Wainwright location expands the port of Charleston's capabilities to serve rail-dependent cargo.

Wainwright Industries/TVS Supply Chain Solutions South Carolina announced plans last week for a second Charleston location to serve growing third-party logistics and supply-chain management demand by South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) customers.

Wainwright’s new North Charleston location will provide warehousing and value-added logistics services for some of SCPA’s largest markets, including forestry products, which represents 15 percent of SCPA’s total cargo volume. The 212,000 square foot, rail-served facility is a significant expansion in size and product offering from its existing Ladson facility, which serves the automotive segment.

“Wainwright is a leading service provider in the forest products market, SCPA’s top commodity by volume,” said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority. “Its growing footprint in Charleston is critical to supporting the cargo volume increases expected at our port in the years ahead.”

The new location is a CSX rail-served building on North Rhett Avenue in Hanahan, close to Charleston marine terminals. It expands the port’s capabilities to serve rail-dependent cargo, such as paper, from across the southeast.

“We are very proud and excited to be expanding our operations in Charleston, South Carolina, and look forward to continuing a strong partnership with SCPA,” said David Robbins, Wainwright & TVS president and CEO. “This expansion will complement our existing service offerings and allow us to establish new business partners in the ever growing South Carolina region.”

TVS is a fast-growing supply chain provider with five existing locations nationwide and facilities in Wainwright Industries, part of the TVS group of companies provides 5PL services to leading Fortune 100 companies.