JIDA Industrial Solutions, Global Trade Logistics establishing operations in Greenville CountyAug 19, 2020 02:17PM ● By David Dykes
JIDA Industrial Solutions, Inc., a global enterprise that specializes in material handling, and its third-party logistics subsidiary Global Trade Logistics, announced plans to establish operations in Greenville County. The more than $4.5 million investment is expected to create 78 jobs over the next five years.
Founded in 2005, JIDA provides material handling with both solid manufacturing and system integration capabilities for the automotive industry. The company says it offers innovative, performance-based solutions that promote safe and efficient material flow in factories, production facilities and at warehouse and distribution centers.
“We are genuinely excited to join the thriving business community here in the Upstate of South Carolina. The selection of this facility represents our commitment to long-term success in the region. We appreciate the collaboration with the Greenville Area Development Corporation. And, we owe a debt of gratitude to our commercial real estate brokers at Lyons Industrial Properties, without whose hard work and dedication we would not be here today,” said Ben Jordan, JIDA’s vice president and president of Global Trade Logistics.
GTL offers flexible third-party logistics solutions for companies, including supply chain distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, warehousing, truck parking and more.
“Today, South Carolina celebrates another big win as JIDA Industrial Solutions, Inc. and Global Trade Logistics have decided to establish operations within our borders,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “The 78 jobs created by this investment will have a major impact on Greenville County and the state of South Carolina.”
JIDA and GTL will operate out of the same location at 154 Metro Court in Greer. The new facility consists of 150,000 square feet of industrial space, part of which has been certified as a Foreign Trade Zone. JIDA will focus on developing its 3PL business while working to increase its manufacturing capacity.
“JIDA Industrial Solutions, Inc. and Global Trade Logistics together are leaders in intelligent material handling, warehousing and logistics, and an excellent boost to our surging logistics and manufacturing industry,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corp. board member H.G. “Butch” Kirven. “Both are known for their commitment and service to customers, employees and the communities in which they operate. Greenville County Council salutes JIDA’s and GTL’s decision to join the great family of advanced manufacturers and logistics organizations here.”
The GADC is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 29,000 new jobs and more than $5.3 billion in capital investment in Greenville County.