Charleston, S.C. – Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has been selected by German-based automotive supplier IFA to build a new 234,000-square foot industrial manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. The facility will include a 17,500-square foot office area and 216,500 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space. Construction started in May of 2017 and is expected to be complete by March of 2018.
Frampton Construction assembled a team of partners, including the Keith Corporation, project developer, and McMillan Pazdan Smith, project architect, to pursue and ultimately win the build-to-suit commission.
“Frampton has consistently delivered results over and beyond what they committed to during the negotiation phase. Their ability to exceed expectations is remarkable and their level of professionalism impressive. After a long and detailed selection process, it’s clear that IFA partnered with the right company for our project. We’re confident that Frampton will continue to exceed our expectations and deliver outstanding results through the project’s completion,” said Mauro Amarante, IFA North America president and CEO.
IFA, one of Charleston’s top 10 employers in the manufacturing sector, will be among other major manufacturers entering Charleston’s newest Class A industrial business park, the Charleston Trade Center. The 750-acre trade center located along Interstate 26 offers unrivaled port proximity and a business-friendly environment.
Frampton Construction CEO Chad Frampton commented, “We and our partners were honored to have been selected for this exciting new development in Berkeley County. It’s been a long-term, now realized vision of Mauro’s, and it’s rewarding to see the project underway. As IFA deepens their roots here and grows their North American presence, we’re excited to play a role.”
When complete, IFA will consolidate its existing Ladson, S.C., operations into the facility to accommodate the company’s growth and expanding product line. At a groundbreaking ceremony onsite July 20, officials from the company noted that the development is projected to bring $69 million of capital investment and create more than 120 new jobs in the tri-county area.