Information technology solutions provider investing $41 million and creating 1,500 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – CompuCom Systems, Inc. (CompuCom®), a leading technology infrastructure services company, is locating its new global headquarters operations in Lancaster County. The new development is projected to bring $41 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next five to seven years, making this the largest single job announcement in Lancaster County history.
Founded in 1987, CompuCom is a global company which provides IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, consulting and products to Fortune 1000 companies. With approximately 11,500 employees, CompuCom manages and supports more than 4.4 million end users and is a partner to six of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies.
Located in the Bailes Ridge Business Park on S.C. Highway 160, CompuCom will be leasing a 150,000-square-foot building to serve as its new global headquarters. The newly-constructed building will house corporate offices and global contact center operations. Work on the site is already underway, and those interested in applying for the new positions should visit the company’s career page online.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, along with a Rural Infrastructure Fund grant of $1 million to assist with the costs of real property improvements.
“This is an exciting new chapter in CompuCom’s journey. We will build a state-of-the-art Command Center in the South Carolina office to serve as the hub of our Service Experience Management global contact center operations and corporate operations as well. In addition, CompuCom’s new headquarters in South Carolina places us closer to many of our clients, as well as near an expanding network of IT professionals in North and South Carolina.” –CompuCom CEO Dan Stone
“When a company like CompuCom decides to build its global headquarters and create 1,500 new jobs here, it sends a message to the entire world that South Carolina is open for business. The commitment that this $41 million investment represents is extremely important to our state, and we could not be more excited to welcome this fantastic company to the South Carolina family.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“Our state excels, not only in manufacturing and agribusiness, but is increasingly a top choice for corporate headquarters and the technology sector. CompuCom joins an ever-growing community of tech businesses that call South Carolina home, and we look forward to watching them grow in Lancaster County for years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Lancaster County is ecstatic that CompuCom has selected Indian Land for its new global headquarters. This is very exciting news for the county, region and state, as we are getting one of the world’s leading IT and network solutions providers and over a thousand high-salary jobs. The project is the largest job announcement in Lancaster County history and reinforces the strength of our community as a premier location for corporate facilities. I applaud the efforts of our county and state economic development teams in the successful recruitment of CompuCom, and we look forward to working with the company as they establish and grow their operations in the county.” –Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy
FIVE FAST FACTS
• CompuCom Systems, Inc. establishing new global headquarters in Lancaster County.
• $41 million investment to create 1,500 new jobs.
• CompuCom is a global IT management and infrastructure solutions provider with more than 11,500 employees.
• Located at the Bailes Ridge Business Park on S.C. Highway 160, the company will be leasing a new 150,000-square-foot building to serve as its global headquarters.
• Hiring is projected to start in the fourth quarter of 2016, and interested applicants should visit the company’s career page online.
CompuCom Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in Plano, Texas, provides IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, consulting and products to Fortune 1000 companies committed to enhancing their end users’ experience. Founded in 1987, privately held CompuCom employs approximately 11,500 associates. CompuCom manages and supports more than 4.4 million end users and is a partner to six of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.compucom.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of the last five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
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