source: Post and Courier Columbia
WEST COLUMBIA — Three large companies announced plans to open distribution centers in West Columbia in one week, continuing what looks to be an industrial growth spurt for Lexington County.
Between March 14 and March 21, Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced incoming distribution centers for Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply (CEEUS), Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Mattress Warehouse.
Lexington-based CEEUS is investing $52 million in expansion with a 247,000-square foot facility at 1029 Colite Ave., creating up to 61 new jobs, while the Columbia-based Southern Glazer’s is investing $80 million in a new facility at West Columbia’s Saxe Gotha Industrial Park. The distribution center for Maryland-based Mattress Warehouse, planned for 803 Industrial Park near Columbia Metropolitan Airport, will be the company’s first in South Carolina and create up to 108 new jobs over the next year.
The three announcements are the latest in a slew of announced economic investments for the West Columbia area, including a Chick-fil-A distribution center and the Kansas City-based Smart Warehousing, which leased half a million square feet of space in Sandy Run Industrial Park along Interstate 26, just south of Saxe Gotha.