MingHua USA, Inc., one of the leading providers of plastic automotive parts and molds in the Southeast, has signed a lease agreement to expand its operations by 134,000 square feet at 1121 Woods Chapel Road in Duncan, South Carolina. The lease was negotiated on behalf of MingHua by Colliers International’s Dillon Swayngim.
A subsidiary of Chinese-based Jiangnan Mold Plastic Technology Corporation (JMPT), the company first announced entry into the Greer, South Carolina market with the construction of a 160,000-square-foot injection molding facility in 2016. JMPT’s customers include major automobile companies across the world, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and General Motors.
The facility is the first to be leased at Woods Chapel Crossing, a speculative industrial park developed by Robinson Weeks Partners. Located less than one half mile from MingHua’s Greer Plant, the additional space will allow the company to significantly ramp up operations as South Carolina’s automotive production increases.
“Despite the challenges levied by the pandemic, the automotive industry is holding steady and flourishing in the Southeast region. As production regains momentum, the increased stream of manufacturing has required MingHua USA to conduct a swift expansion,” said Thomas Koehler, President at MingHua USA. “With Wood Chapel Crossing located right down the street from our headquarters, we jumped on the opportunity to occupy this state-of-the-art warehouse, which checks all of our boxes for kickstarting operations to meet the swell in demand.”
The landlord in this transaction, Robinson Weeks, was represented by Kacie Jackson, Brian Young and Elliot Fayssoux of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.
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