Target Industries


Distribution & Logistics

When you consider York County is located in one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, it should come as no surprise that the transportation and warehousing industry is booming here. There are roughly 50 transportation, distribution and wholesale companies in York County employing nearly 4,300 people.

Companies such as Ross Stores, McKesson, Stanley Black & Decker, U.S. Foods, and FedEx and third-party logistic companies like DHL and Elite Logistix all have facilities here.  In total, there are over 8 M square feet of warehouse space in York County and it's growing.  These companies understand the advantage of locating in York County and the logistics hub that has emerged in the Charlotte region over the past 20 years.

York County features an extensive, reliable and convenient infrastructure network that includes 22 miles of interstate highway access along I-77, 20 miles distance to one of the nation's busiest international airports (CLT), an intermodal facility at CLT (20 miles), two Class I railroads operated by Norfolk Southern and CSX, and convenient access to the Port of Charleston (185 miles) – one of the nation’s largest sea ports. South Carolina employs more than 47,500 people in the distribution, warehousing, and logistics sector.

To download an Industry Report for Distribution & Logistics in the York County labor shed click here.


Industry Snapshot

York County Labor Shed U.S.
Average Wage $48,170 $51,823 $59,256
Employment 5,351 56,912 6,057,711
5 Year Average Annual Growth Rate 55.1% 58.7% 33.4%
Location Quotient 1.29 1.22 1.00

Source: Chmura Economics, JobsEQ; 2Q 2023


Training Programs and Other Industry Resources

York County — in partnership with readySC, York Technical College and our local high schools — is dedicated to working with our new and existing companies to ensure that our workforce is both highly skilled and ready to go. 

Rock Hill Applied Technology Center
The Logistics & Distribuition Program curriculum, offered by the Rock Hill Applied Technology Center is led by an Advisory Council of local transportation and logistics companies.  The program is centered on the principles of material handling, movement, warehouse storage, and control and protection of inventory. The program includes a warehouse work-based internship for credit and is designed to prepare high school students to become a Certified Logistics Associate upon graduation. 

Material Handling Institute
Headquartered in Charlotte, the Material Handling Institute is the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events.

The Material Handling Institute is headquartered in Charlotte, 5 miles from York County.

York Tech Truck Driving ProgramYork Technical College partners with area and national trucking companies to prepare candidates for a career in a leading industry. The program lasts 6 weeks and costs around $4,500.  Students spend a minimum of 16 hours behind the wheel and are taught as a group. This program provides job placement assistance and is certified/accredited by SCDOT.

SC Logistics ClusterThe South Carolina logistics industry better facilitate the flow of goods throughout a consumer market. It focuses on efficient transportation both of goods and of employees, and provides data to economic developers and companies considering a SC location. It allows the state and its localities to have a competitive edge. The national average salary for logisticians is $76,270. Job growth is projected to increase +8% from 2020 to 2030.

Who's Here

Company City Employees Primary Product or Service Website
Ross Stores, Inc. - Distribution Centers Fort Mill 3300 Distribution of Retail Clothing and Home Furnishings
U.S. Foods, Inc. Fort Mill 738 Distribution of Grocery and Food Products
Stanley Black & Decker - Distribution Fort Mill 450 Distribution of Tools and Household Products
West Marine Products, Inc. Rock Hill 300 Distribution of Boating and Water Sports Products
Northern Tool & Equipment Company, Inc. Fort Mill 250 Distribution of General Hardware
Broad River Furniture (Ashley Furniture) Fort Mill 244 Distribution of Ashley Furniture
Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC Fort Mill 175 Wholesale of Supplier of Fence and Related Products
PFG Customized Distribution Rock Hill 165 Distribution of Food and Food Related Products to Restaurants
Scentsy, Inc. Rock Hill 160 Distributor of Fragrance Products
Legrand North America Fort Mill 146 Distribution of Electrical Components
McKesson Medical Rock Hill 140 Distribution of Medical Surgical Supplies
Engine Power Source, Inc. Rock Hill 120 New and Refurbished Engines
P. Kaufmann, Inc. Fort Mill 115 Distribution of Home Furnishing Textiles
NFI Distribution Centers Rock Hill 111 Third Party Logistics Provider for E-Commerce Fulfillment
TCK, Inc. (Fast Growing Trees) Fort Mill 110 Wholesale of Specialty Trees and Plants
DHL Supply Rock Hill 106 Warehouse and Supply Chain Management Services
Samuel Packaging Systems Fort Mill 104 Manufacturer of Plastic Strapping
F. Schumacher & Co. Fort Mill 100 Distributor of high end upholstery fabrics and wall papers
Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. Fort Mill 100 Warehouse and Shipping Operations
Fresenius Medical Care West Willow, LLC Rock Hill 85 Distribution of Dialysis Equipment
B&B Distributors, Inc. Rock Hill 80 Distribution of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Prologix East Distribution Fort Mill 80 Distribution of Magazines, Books and Other Printed Publications
Cardinal Health Fort Mill 75 Distribution of Medical and Surgical Supplies
Unique Loom Fort Mill 70 E-Commerce Distribution of Rugs
Comer Distributing Company, Inc. Rock Hill 68 Distribution of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
United Refrigeration, Inc. Rock Hill 65 Distribution of Heating and Air Conditioners
Springs Creative Products Group, LLC Rock Hill 63 Creative and Technical Services for the Textile Industry
Innova Champion Discs, Inc. Rock Hill 55 Golf Discs, Targets and Bags
Victory Packaging, L.P. Fort Mill 50 Distribution of Packaging Materials
ESR Motor Systems, LLC Rock Hill 48 Distribution of Industrial Electric Motors and Drives
Composites One, LLC Rock Hill 40 Distribution of Composite Materials
Rock Hill Coca Cola Bottling Co Rock Hill 40 Distribution of Soft Drinks
La-Z-Boy Distribution Rock Hill 40 Distribution of La-Z-Boy Furniture
Specialty Delivery & Logistics, Inc Fort Mill 35 Third Party Logistics Services
Elite Logistix Rock Hill 32 Third Party Logistics Services (3PL)
C. R. Laurence Rock Hill 26 Distribution of Architectural Aluminum Products
Trinity Transport Fort Mill 25 Warehouse and Supply Chain Management Services
Distribution Direct LLC Rock Hill 25 Warehouse and Supply Chain Management Services
State Farm Distribution Center Rock Hill 24 Warehouse and Administrative Services
Logistics Plus Rock Hill 20 Third Party Logistics Services (3PL)
Frieling USA, Inc. Fort Mill 16 Distribution of Kitchen Cookware
Sunbelt Packaging, LLC York 16 Wholesale and Distribution of Thread and Packaging
Big Fireworks Fort Mill 15 Distribution of Fire Works
Coltharp Inc Fort Mill 15 Construction Debris Demolition, Hauling, Grading and Landfill
CWF Crating, Inc York 11 Packing, Crating, and Preparing Goods for Shipping
Maslo Company, Inc. Fort Mill 10 Buy & Sell Paper
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. Rock Hill 10 Distribution of Soft Drinks
Bearing Distributors, Inc. Rock Hill 6 Distribution of Bearings, Power Transmission Products, Motors and Controls
Ice Systems & Supplies, Inc. Rock Hill 5 Distribution of Equipment for the Packaged Ice Industry
Quick Screws International Corporation Rock Hill 4 Distribution of Woodworking Screws
LaserShip, Inc. Fort Mill Last Mile Delivery Carrier
National Delivery Systems, Inc. Fort Mill Third Party Logistics Services (3PL)
Sardo & Sons Rock Hill Third Party Logistics
Catawba Enterprises Fort Mill Freight-Forwarding
T. J. Max Rock Hill Distribution

Recent Announcements

Scentsy, announced plans to establish a new storage and distribution faclity in February 2021 that will lead to a $6 million capital investment and 200 new jobs.  Read more.

Ross Stores announced an expansion in June 2020 at their Rock Hill facility that will create 700 new jobs. Read more.

NFI Distribution Centers will establish a new facility in June 2018 that will lead to 157 new jobs and a $18 million capital investment

Composite One announced an expanion to their York County facility in February 2018 that represents $10 million capital investment. Read more.


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