Marlboro Development Team announces new office in downtown Spartanburg

Kyle Edney, Brian Nash, Bill Keener, and Traci Williams, who were formerly with Agracel Inc., will run MDT's new Spartanburg office.

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Bennettsville-based Marlboro Development Team (MDT) has announced it will establish an office in downtown Spartanburg.

MDT is the commercial and industrial development subsidiary of the 79-year-old Marlboro Electric Cooperative (MEC).

The company said it has hired Kyle Edney, Brian Nash, Bill Keener, and Traci Williams to run the Spartanburg office.

Edney, Nash, Keener, and Wilson previously worked for industrial developer Agracel Inc. out of the company’s office at Drayton Mills Marketplace.

Nash said the team plans to relocate to space formerly occupied by Coldwell Banker Caine at 340 E. Main St. across from First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg.

“We could not be happier with the new team members we are adding, and the opportunity to increase our presence in South Carolina,” said William Fleming Jr., president and CEO of MDT and MEC, in a statement. “Our new executives have a strong track record of working with commercial and industrial development clients, bringing a strategic vision that aligns with MDT’s current mission. We are blessed to welcome them into our family.”

MDT said the team has more than 100 years of combined experience, participated in more than $9 billion in total capital investment, and developed millions of square feet in the industrial, retail, and commercial sectors.

Nash said Agracel will keep its office space at Drayton, but has not yet determined whether it will bring in a team to replace those leaving.

“We have worked with MDT throughout the years,” Nash said. “William saw our efforts and was thinking about growing. He made us a great offer. Ultimately, we were excited to get in on the ground floor and to build something special with great support.”

MDT said it has grown rapidly since opening in 2011, with development projects in 13 states to date.

Two of it’s most recent projects include the development partnerships for the S.C. Ports Authority’s new inland port in Dillon County, and a new 1 million-square-foot distribution center expansion by Harbor Freight Tools.

“Speaking on behalf of my colleagues, joining MDT is a tremendous opportunity to continue the success we have enjoyed during our careers, both individually and as a team,” said Edney, who will lead the Spartanburg office, in a statement. “MDT is poised for continued success, and we look forward to building upon the solid foundation in place.”

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