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Warehousing company expanding in Berkeley County

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A third-party warehousing and industrial packaging company is expanding its operations in Berkeley County to better serve the Volvo Cars facility in Ridgeville.

Kontane Logistics Inc. offers warehousing, packaging and distribution services to companies, specializing in providing just-in-time services to the truck and automotive manufacturing industry.

The company currently has facilities on Charleston Regional Parkway in Charleston, as well as in Hickory and Statesville, N.C., Calera, Ala., and McAllen, Texas.

Kontane’s new facility, at 830 Drop-Off Drive in Summerville, will be used for light tire and wheel assembly for Volvo Cars. It will also support line sequencing and other services for Volvo’s supply network.

Kontane COO Rusty Byrd said in a news release that the company is looking forward to partnering with Volvo.

“The growth of the automotive industry in the South Carolina Lowcountry has been tremendous over the past five years,” he said. “Kontane Logistics Inc.’s proximity to these automotive plants, along with our extensive experience in the industry, have allowed us to provide a vital and timely service.”

The facility is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of this year and create 30 new jobs.

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