Indiana-based ProTrans, a third-party logistics provider, announced Wednesday, Dec. 6, the opening of a new 230,000-square-foot facility in Spartanburg County.
The facility sits on 20 acres at 410 Global Commerce Drive at GSP International Logistics Park beside the South Carolina Ports Authority’s Inland Port near Greer.
Developed by Illinois-based CenterPoint Properties, the ProTrans building includes 6,600 square feet of office space, a 2,900-square-foot warehouse office in the center of the building, and a driver check-in.
It will have 60-foot speed bays, 88 dock doors, two drive-in doors, 137 trailer positions, and 80 parking spaces for customers and employees, according to the developer.
“ProTrans is proud to partner with CenterPoint Properties in the Greer market,” said Shawn Masters, chief commerce officer for ProTrans, in a statement. “While we have had a presence for years in Greer, our new facility will bring significant efficiencies to support our growing customer base and service offerings. Pro Trans is cementing our roots in the area for years to come.”
Founded in 1993, ProTrans has 24 facilities located throughout the country that serve its customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
The company’s Spartanburg County facility is beside BMW Manufacturing Co.’s export operation next to the inland port that houses its Semi-Knocked Down and Completely-Knocked Down operation.
“We are delighted to participate with ProTrans and expand our portfolio of East Coast properties,” said Tony Beck, senior vice president of development at CenterPoint Properties. “This development continues our momentum in the park, with the recent expansion of BMW and this new facility. We are hopeful this new location will be a catalyst for new business and an expansion on ProTrans’ existing customer base in this market.”
Financial details and job creation numbers associated with the project were not disclosed.
A ProTrans spokeswoman said the company has already hired about 20 employees for the facility and encouraged jobseekers to visit ProTrans’ careers page online.