Summerville, South Carolina
May 8, 2012 – LeanCor
Supply Chain Group, a Kentucky-based Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider, announced
plans today to locate portions of their corporate functions in Dorchester
County. The Lean Logistics firm will lease
space located on West Richardson Avenue in Historic Downtown Summerville. The company expects to create 10 new jobs
within the first year, and anticipates additional positions as the Dorchester
County branch grows.
officials pinpoint the County’s unique quality of life and proximity to
existing regional industries as a deciding factor in positioning their firm in
the heart of the Lowcountry. Robert
Martichenko, LeanCor founder and CEO, adds, "My family and I feel we are at home
in Summerville. When we moved here three
years ago it was quite illogical considering our business is in Kentucky. I was coming clean on a promise I made to my
wife, Corinne, many years ago that some day we would live by the coast. We’ve moved a lot over the years, and it feels
good to finally be planted in a place like Summerville to truly become part of
an amazing community. My two daughters are
fully engaged at Pinewood Prep and love riding at Middleton Stables. I can honestly say I feel at home for the
first time in decades. It just seems
logical now to move a portion of LeanCor’s sales and marketing and consulting
teams to Summerville so I can work more closely with my team members."
Unlike other third party logistics
providers, LeanCor offers a unique combination of training and education, hands-on
consulting, and outsourced logistics services.
This integrated portfolio of services helps organizations eliminate
waste, drive down costs, and instill a problem-solving culture across their
supply chain. LeanCor’s unwavering
approach of applying lean principles to the supply chain management process has
yielded benefits for its customers, which include many fortune 500 companies
who are embracing operational excellence to remain competitive. By using better techniques and focusing on
network optimization and total cost of fulfillment, these organizations have
achieved optimal supply chain visibility, control, and performance.
Since its inception,
LeanCor has expanded to include more than 150 employees in the US, Canada, and
China. The firm attributes this planned growth to its relentless focus on
continuous improvement and delivered results.
is always an exciting time when a company chooses to do business in Dorchester
County, but especially when that company plans to establish parts of their
corporate functions here. This announcement
is further proof that the decisions we are making today are the right ones for
building a strong business climate for tomorrow," said Larry Hargett,
Dorchester County Council Chairman. "We
are pleased to welcome LeanCor to our community."
behalf of the residents of Summerville and my City Council, I welcome LeanCor
to our community. We are delighted to
have them as tenants in our City Hall Annex retail space. In this economic climate, I believe their
expertise will be extremely valuable to small and large companies wanting to
sharpen their competitive edge," said Summerville Mayor Bill Collins.
County Economic Development Director Jon Baggett added, "LeanCor’s decision to
locate in Dorchester County demonstrates how attractive the community is to new
businesses. Not only does the County
offer a favorable business environment, but our quality of life is second to
none. We look forward to LeanCor’s
success here in Dorchester County."
their Dorchester County operations will be open by the second quarter of 2012. To learn more about LeanCor, please visit
their website at www.leancor.com or
contact Erika Kauffeld, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (859) 283-7597.
Dorchester County Economic Development
County Economic Development is the organization responsible for growing and
retaining business in the County. Its
mission is to work to create and support an environment that welcomes business,
and helps companies to grow and succeed over the long-term. This ultimately will increase the standard of
living for all of Dorchester County’s citizens by providing more job
opportunities with higher skills and better wages.
About LeanCor Supply Chain Group
2005, LeanCor is a trusted supply chain partner that delivers operational
improvement and measurable financial results. Unlike other third party logistics providers, LeanCor offers a unique combination
of training and education, hands-on consulting, and outsourced logistics
services. This integrated portfolio of
services helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and instill a
problem-solving culture across their supply chain. Customers leverage this
transformation to gain improved inventory visibility and logistics control
while achieving process improvement and lead time reduction to deliver peak
operating performance. With locations in the US, Canada, and China, LeanCor is
changing the game in third party logistics services.