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Pet Supplies Plus establishing distribution center in Orangeburg County

$53 million investment to create 275 new jobs

ORANGEBURG, SC August 16, 2022 – Pet Supplies Plus, a leading, full-service pet retail company, today announced plans to establish a new distribution center in Orangeburg County. The company’s $53 million investment will create 275 new jobs.

Founded in 1988, Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc., is one of the largest pet retail franchises in the United States, offering customers a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods and services. Located in 40 states, Pet Supplies Plus has more than 630 stores, the majority of which are independently owned and operated by franchisees.

Located in the Shamrock Commerce Park at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Interstate 26 at Exit 154, the company’s new, state-of-the-art distribution center will increase its distribution capabilities across the Southeast. The new operation will be the company’s fourth distribution center located within the U.S.

Recognized as the largest speculative building in the Midlands at 534,000 square feet, the new distribution center is privately funded by Appian Investments, LLC, NAI Earle Furman in Greenville, Super Land Holdings, LLC in Orangeburg, and Pacolet Milliken in Spartanburg.

Operations are expected to begin in early 2023, and readySC will assist with the recruitment process. For more information on opportunities with Pet Supplies Plus, visit the company’s careers page at www.petsuppliesplus.com/about-us/careers

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

QUOTES

“The new distribution center is a win-win for the Orangeburg community, Pet Supplies Plus and pet parents across the United States. The distribution center will create highly desirable logistics jobs, as well as allow for efficient distribution of a wide assortment of pet products to Pet Supplies Plus stores in the region.” – Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, Pet Supplies Plus

“Today’s announcement by Pet Supplies Plus that they are investing $53 million and creating 275 new jobs is big news for the Orangeburg County community and all of South Carolina. We applaud Pet Supplies Plus for their continued commitment to our state.” – Henry McMaster, Governor, State of South Carolina

“We are excited to hear that Pet Supplies Plus is opening their fourth distribution in Orangeburg County! Congratulations on their continued success, and we look forward to seeing how they will create new jobs for
South Carolinians.” – Harry M. Lightsey III, Secretary of Commerce, State of South Carolina

“Orangeburg County welcomes Pet Supplies Plus to our community. The company’s decision to locate in Orangeburg County is a testament to our quality workforce, unique location, and pro-business environment. We are truly grateful for your investment in our county and our citizens.” – Johnnie Wright, Chairman, Orangeburg County Council

“Thank you, Pet Supplies Plus, for selecting Orangeburg County as the site of your newest distribution facility. It is a big win for the local community and skilled workers who will benefit from the plentiful number of job opportunities that will become available to them in the coming year. That’s a great outcome for us all.” – Matthew Shaffer, Chairman, Central SC Alliance

“The County of Orangeburg congratulates and welcomes Pet Supplies Plus, a leading full-service pet supply retail company, with open arms for its location to Orangeburg County! Our County team looks forward to building a long-lasting relationship with Pet Supplies Plus and bringing fresh new job opportunities for our citizens.” – Harold M. Young, County Administrator, County of Orangeburg

“Economic development continues to be a priority for Orangeburg County. This announcement of $53M in investment and the creation of 275 for our citizens is a major win for our community. We wish Pet Supplies Plus tremendous success!” – Ken Middleton, Chairman, Orangeburg County Development Commission

FIVE FAST FACTS

Pet Supplies Plus is opening its fourth distribution center in Orangeburg County.
• The company’s $53 million investment will create 275 new jobs.
• Pet Supplies Plus is a leading full-service pet retail company.
Located in the Shamrock Commerce Park at the intersection of U.S. 301 and I-26 at Exit 154.

• Individuals interested in joining the Pet Supplies Plus team should visit www.petsuppliesplus.com/about-
us/careers

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