April 13, 2016:

Ground Breaking for New $19 Million Charleston Trade Center Building Set for Tuesday

SUMMERVILLE, SC – Charlotte-based developer The Keith Corporation and Chicago-based investor Singerman Real Estate announced that the official ground breaking for a new $19 million shell building at the $175 million Charleston Trade Center is set for Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

“We are delighted to be working with Berkeley County, the State of South Carolina and the South Carolina Ports Authority to recruit jobs and investment to this region,” said Alan Lewis, Industrial Development Partner of The Keith Corporation. “With the new Sheep Island Interchange under construction and the imminent completion of the Panama Canal expansion project, we feel the timing for the development of Charleston Trade Center is excellent.”

The 307,000 square foot shell building at the Charleston Trade Center in Summerville will offer a graded pad to allow expansion to nearly 923,000 square feet, cross-dock design, ESFR fire protection, 36’ minimum clear height, and 50’ x 54’ bay spacing with two 60’ deep speed bays along the dock walls.

“The investment of the Keith Corporation and Singerman Real Estate is further proof that Berkeley County is open for business and Berkeley County means business,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. “The County looks forward to Tuesday’s ground breaking and welcoming the new additional investment and jobs it will bring in the very near future.”

The shell building is expected to be completed by December 31, 2016.