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Greenville, SC, United States, 2014/04/22 - The Memphis, Tennessee based company decided to expand its supply chain services to include third-party logistics solutions including transportation freight management, and wanted a location in the Southeast for their operational headquarters.
UCW Logistics, a leading North American supply chain company, announced today the selection of Greenville, South Carolina as the location of its operational headquarters. The Memphis, Tennessee based company decided to expand its supply chain services to include third-party logistics solutions including transportation freight management, and wanted a location in the Southeast for their operational headquarters.
After reviewing a number of cities throughout the Southeast, the management team decided Greenville was the logical choice for this segment of their business. Greenville was selected over other major cities because of the highly educated talent pool, access to The Port of Charleston and the planned harbor deepening, the development of Greer’s Inland Port, and the proximity to I-85, one of the busiest interstates in the nation.
The company decided to open their operational headquarters in the Upstate of South Carolina to be closer to their Cordele, GA warehousing facility as they expand their network of strategically located facilities throughout the Southeast. The company is also affiliated with warehouses in Decatur, Alabama; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Shreveport, Louisiana; and West Memphis, Arkansas. Future expansion in Greenville may include warehouse space and truck terminals.
“There was a quick consensus among our management team that Greenville was the best choice for the location of the new 3PL segment of our company," said Warren East, Chief Executive Officer. “Our operational headquarters needs access to the ports of Charleston and Savannah to support our customers, and the creation of the in-land port made Greenville the obvious best choice and we are very happy to be here.”
The new office is located in the Bank of America building, along Main Street in Downtown Greenville. The company has hired several executive, operational and administrative staff to support their existing and new customers. They are thrilled with the amazing talent pool the Downtown area attracts.
“We are extremely excited about the move to Greenville," said Evan Cramer, Senior Vice President. “The area offers us an excellent business climate and a close proximity to customers, as well as a highly educated and talented workforce. Our 3PL team is positioned for major growth and we are pleased to grow our business within a city that supports great economic development and attracts the type of people that we are looking to hire.”
About UCW Logistics
UCW Logistics (ucwlogistics.com) is an asset-light, privately held third party logistics provider with corporate headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee and operational headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina. The company began in 1925 as a highly specialized cotton supply chain company managing all phases from farming and processing to merchandising and distribution. The company’s affiliated businesses continue to offer diverse services from cotton warehousing, distribution, and certification, to steel distribution, third party warehouse and third party warehouse management. UCW Logistics continues to expand logistics services to better serve existing and new clients with truck brokerage and freight transportation solutions. Our best assets are our people, the relationships we cultivate, and the superior service we provide to all company stakeholders.