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KI Logistics Locating New HQ, Operations In Greenville County, SC

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Kimura, Inc’s existing plant in Laurens, SC.

KI Logistics, a subsidiary of global logistics leader Kimura, Inc., will establish its new North American headquarters and a major logistics facility in Greenville County, SC. The $11.5 million investment will generate at least 149 new jobs. Parent company Kimura Inc. already operates a manufacturing facility in nearby Laurens, SC.

“Our mission is to provide leading edge logistics capabilities, superior customer service, operational excellence and rapid delivery to support manufacturing customers in industries including automotive, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods,” said Harry Chase, VP of Logistics for KI Logistics. “We are extremely pleased to establish our new operations here in Greenville County, and very appreciative for the support and leadership of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Greenville Area Development Corporation, readySC and others who assisted in making this announcement a reality.”

“We are delighted that Kimura is expanding its presence in our state with the addition of KI Logistics’ new facility, creating more than 100 jobs,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “Our state is equipped with all the right assets for logistics providers to succeed – deep-water port facilities, efficient highways and rail systems.”

“KI Logistics is a wonderful example of an international business that is using world-class technologies and lean processes to expand its brand in the Upstate,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council. “The company is a globally respected business focused on innovation and known for its community involvement, and we welcome it to Greenville County.”

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