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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Parker’s bringing IT hub, jobs to Hardeeville

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Parker’s plans to house the IT operations for its convenience stores and invest more than $1 million in a new 20,000-square-foot facility at the Hardeeville Commerce Park, the SouthernCarolina Regional Alliance announced Tuesday.

The project expects to bring 14 to 16 jobs.

“We are thrilled to build this important asset in Hardeeville and Jasper County,” Greg Parker, President and CEO, said in a news release. “As we continue to develop Parker’s into the Charleston market, we positioned our support departments into what we see as our future regional center. Because of its location on I-95, it is perfectly located to service our, soon to be, 54 stores.”

Commerce Park is located at Exit 5 off Interstate 95. The goal is to build 30 new stores in South Carolina in the next three years, the news release said.

“We are proud to have the Parker Companies investing in our region and creating jobs. It’s a testament to our growing economy and to the success that can be achieved when communities invest in product development,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Vice Chairman Marty Sauls. “We salute Mr. Greg Parker and his team, the city of Hardeeville, Jasper County and the Rural Infrastructure Authority for their partnership in upgrading the infrastructure and creating a first-class business environment and location for the IT facility.”

Parker’s Convenience Stores owns and operates 51 stores in Georgia and South Carolina.

“We look forward to working with Parker Convenience Stores for many years to come and tomaking sure that Jasper County is the best location in the country to grow their investment,” Jasper County Council Chairman Tom Johnson said.

The facility will also be used for fuel and facilities maintenance and warehousing, the news release said.

Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams said Parker’s will be “the cornerstone” of the city’s 166-acre commerce park that “will be a model for a beautifully planned commercial zone that the entire community will be proud of.”

Jasper County Sun Times
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