Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has completed the construction of a new 130-door, 89,000-square-foot transload facility for TradePort Logistics here. The design-build project was developed by The Keith Corporation in partnership with the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Located off of Clements Ferry Road in the Cainhoy area, the site offers vital proximity to the Port of Charleston for the company’s transloading operation, which serves high-volume retailers focused on speed-to-market.
Alan Lewis, managing partner of industrial development for The Keith Corporation, commented, “The Frampton Construction team has delivered another great product in the Charleston region with the TradePort transload facility. We are proud to have partnered with them in undertaking this unique project.”
The 89,000-square-foot, concrete tilt-up building features a 20-foot clear height, with 130 dock-doors and approximately 2,000 square feet of office space at the front of the facility. A newly built access road connects the property to Charleston Regional Parkway.
A large portion of the project consisted of sitework and paving to accommodate 630 trailer parking spaces and 110 car parking spaces. Roughly 2,000 trucks of concrete were required to pave the parking areas, which together cover 983,000 square feet.
Keaton Green, vice president at Frampton Construction, added, “We’re proud of our team for completing the TradePort Logistics facility to an impeccable standard in a very short timeframe. The sheer amount of concrete required on this project posed a challenge, but with careful planning from preconstruction through closeout, we were able to achieve a smooth and timely delivery.”
George Powers, president and CEO of TradePort Logistics, said, “We’re excited to be opening our new transload facility, delivered in record time by Frampton Construction and the Keith Corporation. There is no other facility quite like it in the Charleston area, and it allows us to offer the most efficient and cost-effective services to large scale retailers who want to tap into the expansive Port of Charleston.”
Berenyi Incorporated was the project architect, and Thomas + Hutton served as civil engineer. Work on the site began in October of 2021 and was completed in just eight months.