New facility will support Inland Port Dillon and create 54 new jobs
Columbia, SC — Container Maintenance Corporation announced plans to open a new facility in Dillon County. Designed to support the newly-opened Inland Port Dillon, Container Maintenance of Dillon is bringing $11.5 million of capital investment and creating approximately 54 jobs.
Providing container and chassis maintenance for a variety of regional clients, Container Maintenance Corporation offers repair, upkeep and depot services, as well as storage and redistribution of intermodal equipment. The company’s new Dillon County facility complements its existing Charleston County facility, which supports the Port of Charleston.
The new operations are projected to come online in the third quarter of 2018. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit www.MRS-CMC.com for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“We are excited to be part of the Dillon community and are proud that we can continue to support the Port of Charleston through its inland port network.” –Container Maintenance Corporation General Manager of Marine Repair Services David M. Miller Jr.
“South Carolina boasts one of the best port networks in the world, and the addition of Container Maintenance Corporation in Dillon County is proof of that. I congratulate this great company on their latest investment and look forward to seeing the difference these new jobs will make in the community.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“Our state has made a name for itself in the world of logistics, due in large part to our ability to efficiently transport products and goods across the globe. The addition of Container Maintenance Corporation’s facility in Dillon County will ensure that we continue to excel in this area.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We welcome and are very pleased to receive Container Maintenance Corporation. This announcement is a direct result of the inland port and represents a positive return on the investment our county made in the port. We look forward to a long, fruitful relationship with our newest industry family member.” -Dillon County Council Chairman Stevie Grice
“S.C. Ports Authority has a strong partnership with Container Maintenance Corporation, which has provided a variety of important services for our container business in Charleston for many years. We congratulate them on establishing operations in the Dillon area and value the expansion of their footprint to serve our newest facility, Inland Port Dillon. The Port looks forward to many similar announcements of new maritime-related jobs and economic development in the Dillon region in the future.” -S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome
Five Fast Facts
- Container Maintenance Corporation is launching a new facility in Dillon County.
- $11.5 million investment to create 54 new jobs.
- Operating as Container Maintenance of Dillon, the new facility will provide container and chassis maintenance to the newly-opened Inland Port Dillon.
- The new facility is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2018.
- Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit www.MRS-CMC.com for more information.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.