A North American third-party logistics (3PL) provider has selected Greenville as its operational headquarters.
UCW Logistics, based in Memphis, Tenn., will expand its 3PL services to include truck brokerage and freight transportation.
The management team made a quick consensus that the Upstate of South Carolina was an ideal location for the new third-party logistics segment, said Warren East, CEO of UCW Logistics.
“As a truck broker, our operational headquarters needs access to the ports in Charleston and Savannah to support UCW Logistics customers,” he said. The development of the inland port made Greenville an obvious choice, and “we are happy to be here.”
“We look forward to the opportunity to serve their customers’ needs through our Inland Port and Charleston facilities and are pleased to support the growth of port-related industries in the Upstate,” he said.
In addition to being located near I-85, Greenville is also in close proximity to the logistics company’s Cordele, Ga., warehousing facility and UCW Logistics’ affiliations with warehouses in Decatur, Ala., Vicksburg, Miss., Shreveport, La., and West Memphis, Ark.
Future expansion in Greenville may include warehouse space and truck terminals.
Evan Cramer, senior vice president, said the UCW team is positioned for major growth and “we are pleased to expand our 3PL business within a city that supports great economic development and attracts the type of people that we are looking to hire.
The area offers a highly educated and talented workforce as well as an excellent business climate, he said. “We are extremely excited about the move to Greenville.”