Frampton Construction completes transload facility for TradePort Logistics

August 8, 2022

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.

The Keith Corporation is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., TKC has projects in 36 states, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Developing over $4.5 billion worth of commercial real estate over the course of more than 400 projects, totaling in excess of 44 million square feet for a highly diverse clientele, The Keith Corporation has developed a reputation based on expertise, accountability, and total client satisfaction on projects.

South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state’s General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown, and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and generate nearly $63.4 billion in annual economic activity. SC Ports is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. South Carolina Ports is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility. Please visit to learn more about South Carolina Ports.


Frampton Construction is a full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Southeast and beyond. For more information, please visit or call 843-572-2400 (Charleston) or 704-900-0511 (Charlotte).