Lockhart Power Partners with Union County to Build Industrial Spec Building

Lockhart Power and Union County leaders break ground on the new Midway Green Spec Building. The new building, managed by Lockhart Power's wholly owned subsidiary Midway Green Development, LLC, creates opportunity for manufacturing in Union County.

Lockhart, S.C. (April 27, 2018) – On Thursday, April 26, Lockhart Power Company and Union County broke ground on the Midway Green Industrial Spec Building –a new industrial building designed for a manufacturing company. The building will be located in Midway Green Industrial Park, a 142-acre, South Carolina Certified Park adjacent to SC Highway 49 in Union, S.C. Midway Green is owned by Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, the parent company of Lockhart Power.

Lockhart Power Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Midway Green Development, LLC and Union County’s Union County Facilities Corporation, a non-profit organization, have joined forces to construct Midway Green Industrial Spec Building. The project will include a 100,000 square foot building plus a 100,000 square foot building pad for expansion on 24 acres of land. The building will be one of only a handful of its size and quality in the state. The utility infrastructure within Midway Green Industrial Park includes several million gallons per day of excess water and sewer capacity; over 30 megawatts of electric power capacity provided by Lockhart Power; and, natural gas. Rail is also accessible.

This will be the fourth spec building built in Union County. Others are currently occupied by Haemonetics, Gestamp and Timken Industrial Bearings. The Midway Green building will be the only available building for manufacturing in Union County.

The public-private partnership between Midway Green Development, LLC and Union County Facilities Corporation is an innovative venture that continues the organizations’ history of working together to attract new industry and to support existing industry expansions. The two organizations have partnered on several large infrastructure projects which have positioned Union County as a viable and competitive option for industrial development.

“We are very excited about this project and the impact it will have on our community,” said Frank Hart, Union County supervisor. “We believe that this type of public-private partnership will be a model for economic development in rural S.C. counties going forward.”

“Lockhart Power, its parent company Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, and the extended Milliken family continuously strives to make a real difference in Union,” said Bryan Stone, chief operating officer at Lockhart Power. “Our significant investment in this speculative manufacturing building is one way in which we are doing so, and we couldn’t be more excited to meet the next world-class company who will call Union its home.”

Engineering for the spec building was completed by DePaul Engineering, Inc., a local company. Upstate firm McMillan Pazdan Smith has been selected as the project architect and THS Constructors, based in Greenville, S.C., will be the general contractor for the project.

About Lockhart Power Company
Lockhart Power Company is an investor-owned public utility serving Upstate of South Carolina since 1912, with 99 percent of its power generated from renewable sources. Lockhart Power provides reliable and cost-effective electric service to its retail and wholesale customers, while also providing renewable energy to Duke Energy Carolinas.

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