American Scrappers establishing Dillon County operations

Thursday, October 5, 2017 Logistics and distribution center creating 200 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – American Scrappers is establishing operations in Dillon County with the launch of a new distribution and logistics center. The company’s $15.5 million investment is expected to create 200 new jobs.

With this project, American Scrappers is establishing a distribution center, container storage, logistics operations and a hydroponic facility at 611 Heritage Drive in Lake View, S.C., allowing the company to serve the east coast of North America. With a successful history in logistics and business development, American Scrappers will be conducting its hydroponics operations under the name East Nile Farms.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should contact TheEastNileLLC@gmail.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

QUOTES

“Dillon County really does have it all: available buildings, infrastructure, talented workforce, an inland port, great logistics and a business-friendly environment. For our team, the decision to locate in Lake View and in Dillon County was an easy one and we look forward to growing in this community for many years to come.” –American Scrappers President Otis Neal

“Today’s announcement represents another big win for one of South Carolina’s rural communities. We are proud that American Scrappers has decided to invest in Dillon County, and I look forward to watching them grow and thrive there for years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“Logistics companies are right at home in South Carolina. American Scrappers’ new distribution operation in Dillon County will enhance our state’s export portfolio and build on our reputation as a global shipping powerhouse.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Today is a great day in Dillon County and a great day for the Lake View community. This $15.5 million investment and 200 new jobs shows the commitment that American Scrappers has to our community. The entire community is thankful for this announcement today.” –Dillon County Council Chairman Archie Scott

“We would like to welcome American Scrappers to the Lake View community and we look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship. They believe in the Lake View community and we believe in them. They are a good fit for our community.” –Lake View Mayor Matthew Elvington

“South Carolina Ports Authority congratulates American Scrappers on their new facility in Dillon County. Inland Port Dillon, opening early next year, will support growth of distribution centers and logistics operations like American Scrappers, and SCPA looks forward to serving their needs.”  --S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

“American Scrappers is another great example of Team South Carolina’s success in rural South Carolina. With agriculture being an integral part of their operation, I look forward to working with them to create additional opportunities for our ever-expanding agribusiness industry.” –S.C. Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers

“Duke Energy welcomes American Scrappers to Lake View in Dillon County. This is a great win for Dillon County and its citizens.” –Duke Energy-Progress Economic Development Manager Stuart Ames

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • American Scrappers is establishing operations in Dillon County.
  • $15.5 million investment to create 200 new jobs.
  • American Scrappers’ new operations will include a distribution center, container storage and hydroponic facilities.
  • The new operations will be located at 611 Heritage Drive in Lake View, S.C.
  • Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should contact TheEastNileLLC@gmail.com.