Hampton shipper to invest $7 million in Yemassee

R+L Carriers, a global logistics and shipping company, is expanding its current footprint in Hampton County, according to SouthernCarolina Alliance, lead organization for the SC. Promise Zone. To accommodate its continued growth, the company will be investing $7 million in the project, which will create 25 new jobs. and allow the company to build a new distribution terminal in Yemassee.

logo_rl“Today’s announcement by R+L Carriers is another testament to the competitive business environment that South Carolina has to offer.,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in a news release.  “We’re thrilled to see one of our existing companies succeed to the point that its able to grow here, and congratulate R+L’s leadership on its decision to continue to invest in South Carolina and our people.”

Formed in 1965, R+L Carriers has grown from a single-truck company into a fleet of 13,000 vehicles and is now a global logistics and shipping company. R+L serves all 50 states, along with Canada, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

“We look forward to growing our company in Hampton County, and we appreciate the support from our county council, SouthernCarolina Alliance and the S.C. Department of Commerce,” said R+L Carriers Vice President Jeff Haungs.  “We are pleased to be able to create new jobs and investment in our community as we continue to provide value and quality to our customers.”

Offering a variety of shipping services, the company’s freight services include options for LTL (less than a truck load), truckload, logistics, warehousing and more. When shipping, R+L also has freight service options to guarantee delivery via air service, rail service and sea service.

“We congratulate R+L Carriers on their success and growth in Hampton County,” said. Hampton County Council Chairman Shedron Williams.  “We appreciate the job creation and investment that they are making through their expansion. Our county council looks forward to working with companies like R+L Carriers to provide the most business-friendly environment for continued job creation and expansion.”

To expand its current operations in Yemassee, S.C., the company plans to construct a new 50,000-square-foot distribution terminal on S.C. Highway 68.
  • Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in 2017, and interested applicants should visit www.rlcarriers.com for more information.
 The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Hampton County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.
“SouthernCarolina Alliance welcomes the expansion of R+L Carriers in Hampton County, and we will continue to support their operation in any way that we can,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips. “Each of the 25 jobs created by this expansion changes the outlook for a family in our region and stimulates our regional economy. We are truly grateful that R+L Carriers has once again chosen to grow their business in our region.”
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