ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), the leading global provider of technology products and solutions, is expanding its headquarters location in Greenville County. The public company is creating over 100 highly-skilled career positions and investing more than $6 million in the expansion of its Greenville County headquarters location over the next five years.
With 43 offices located across North America, South America and Europe, ScanSource is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions including point-of-sale (POS), barcode, physical security, 3D printing, voice, video and data networking solutions. As a distributor, ScanSource enables hundreds of manufacturers to scale the distribution of their products to thousands of technology resellers. These technology categories include barcode scanners commonly found in retail and industrial settings, telephone and videoconferencing systems used in the workplace, and video surveillance that protects businesses and schools. The company employs more than 2,100 worldwide.
Approximately 650 employees work at the corporate headquarters campus at Logue Court off Pelham Road in Greenville. The newly announced expansion will convert approximately 30,000 square feet of warehouse space into office space for a growing sales force and support staff.
ScanSource has expanded its current headquarter campus location five times over the past 10 years, ultimately occupying over 175,000 square-feet in two buildings on more than 24 acres on Pelham Road. Likewise, each time ScanSource expands beyond South Carolina and the U.S., it has a positive impact on new jobs in the Upstate, as many support functions for the global corporation are provided in Greenville.
Locally in Greenville and statewide, ScanSource has an estimated economic impact of more than $20 million annually. This includes major contributions to education and other philanthropic causes, sales transactions with local businesses, and the financial impact of bringing visitors to the area for conferences and meetings.
The Greenville expansion project is expected to be complete over the next five years. For more information about ScanSource, visit www.scansource.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a $150,000 Set Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the costs of building up fit and site improvements related to the project.
“Our corporate headquarters in Greenville plays an important strategic role in our global business, as it enables us to centralize some processes and share best practices, while also supporting the local needs of each geography. This expansion will give us the capacity we need to accommodate the growth of the global business, while also providing a positive impact on the state of South Carolina.” –ScanSource, Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Mike Baur
“We have been very successful over the years in recruiting from South Carolina colleges and universities, and are excited at the talent we know we will be bringing to ScanSource with the new jobs we are creating.” –ScanSource, Inc. Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources John Harvey
“ScanSource has been a tremendous partner to our state since its doors opened in Greenville over two decades ago, and the news that this homegrown company is expanding here again is a real reason to celebrate. ScanSource’s decision to create an additional 100 jobs at its corporate headquarters is a huge win for South Carolina, and we look forward to watching this company continue to grow and thrive here for a very long time.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“Today, we congratulate ScanSource on all of their success here in the Palmetto State and around the world. When a South Carolina-based company chooses to further expand its footprint in our state, it’s truly a testament to our unparalleled positive business climate and highly-skilled workforce.” – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“ScanSource has been a model corporate citizen since its founding in Greenville in 1992, and they are a great example how successful a company can be when they dedicate themselves to the community in which they work, live and play. Greenville and the surrounding region is a better place because of ScanSource’s significant contributions, and we appreciate their continued confidence in calling Greenville home with this latest expansion.” –Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor
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About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products, focusing on point-of-sale (POS) and barcode, communications and physical security solutions. ScanSource's teams provide value-added services and operate from two technology segments, Worldwide Barcode & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its reseller customers choose, configure and deliver the industry's best products across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #775 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit www.scansource.com.
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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, GE, 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. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. 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.