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A&R celebrates new export facility

Nov. 20, 2020
615,000-sq-ft South Carolina warehousing, packaging installation features liquid transload capability, rail service, port access

A&R Logistics’ new export facility in Moncks Corner SC now is fully operational.

The chemical supply chain services firm recently celebrated the opening of the 615,000-square-foot West Branch Commerce Park facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company will use the new installation to package, export and import plastic resin and other products for some of the world’s largest chemical companies.

“A&R’s new facility provides our customers with unprecedented optionality and the highest level of quality and service,” said Chris Ball, president of A&R Logistics. “With two high-speed packaging lines, sea bulk operations, liquid transload capability, rail service via CSX and proximity to the Port of Charleston, we provide supply chain solutions specifically engineered for the chemical industry. Every step of the build out was done with an eye toward safety, quality, sustainability and innovation, which are of the utmost importance across our entire operation.”

Developed in close cooperation with the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) and the state of South Carolina, rail tracks run along the building’s south side to facilitate the offloading of product from railcars, while the north side of the building features 72 dock doors where product is then loaded onto trucks for export. The facility has been designated a CSX Select Site, ensuring efficient and reliable capacity and service. Combined with industry-leading equipment and A&R’s trademark customer service, the new location provides complete packaging and supply chain solutions for global chemical customers.

“SC Ports is thrilled to celebrate the opening of A&R Logistics’ import and export transloading facility in Berkeley County,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “Their sophisticated warehousing and packaging operation will further support growth in the chemical industry. A&R Logistics selected the Port of Charleston as one of its east coast load ports due to SC Ports’ efficient operations, ample capacity and knowledge of the petrochemical industry. We welcome the company to South Carolina and look forward to our continued partnership.”

A&R’s ribbon cutting event marked the official debut of the space. In addition to Newsome, speakers included South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, Sen. Larry Grooms and Berkeley County supervisor and chairman Johnny Cribb.

A&R emphasized during the event its commitment to be a good steward of the local area, not only through economic development, job creation and environmental safety, but also through community involvement. The company highlighted its partnerships with groups like Keep Berkeley Beautiful and Habitat for Humanity. It also announced a $10,000 donation to Keep Berkeley Beautiful, in addition to sharing that Brandon Boyd, A&R’s vice president of operations, has joined the organization’s board.

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