Summerville, South Carolina
June 19, 2012 – Lollicup
USA, Inc. announced plans today to locate their first East Coast distribution
operations in Dorchester County. The
company expects to create an estimated 40 new jobs over the next three years.
USA, Inc., the manufacturer of Karat brand products and distributor of coffee
and tea supplies, specializes in high-quality paper and plastic disposable
goods, as well as beverage ingredients. Serving
thousands of retail business accounts, including several Fortune 500 restaurant
franchises, the company is known for superior product quality and excellent
officials attribute Dorchester County’s distribution connectivity as the
driving force behind their decision to locate here. Lollicup President and CEO Alan Yu adds, "As
an established West Coast corporation, Lollicup’s decision to expand into the
East Coast marks a major milestone for us as we announce our new presence in
Summerville, SC. In terms of site
selection, Dorchester County is an ideal location with proximity to Highway
I-26 and the Port of Charleston, and direct access to the growing East Coast
"We’re pleased that
Lollicup has selected the Port of Charleston to serve their first East Coast
facility," said Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports
Authority. "South Carolina is ideal for distribution development, given our
state’s proximity to key markets and access to world-class, deepwater port
facilities. We look forward to growing
Lollicup’s business in our region."
July, the company will begin operations in the former Williams Technologies
building located at 420 Industrial Drive in Summerville. The 63,000-square-foot facility is located
near Eastport Industrial Park. Robert
Barrineau and Brendan Redeyoff with CBRE-Carmody, LLC represented the building
owner, and Doug Richardson with Carolina One Real Estate represented Lollicup
First opening their
doors in 2000, Lollicup began as a tea and coffee shop chain that has since
evolved into a multi-faceted operation. From
their own line of Tea Zone ingredients that included teas and syrups, to their
popular brand, Karat, affordable paper and plastic disposable goods, the
California-based company ensures consistent great taste and quality products. Since then, Lollicup USA, Inc. has become a
one-stop shop and nationwide distributor of restaurant solutions.
"As a newcomer to
the area, Lollicup’s decision to locate here sends a signal far and wide that
Dorchester County has the right environment for businesses to not only locate
and grow, but has the necessary tools to provide long-term success," said Larry
Hargett, Dorchester County Council Chairman. "Council is pleased to welcome Lollicup to the area."
County Economic Development Director Jon Baggett added, "This announcement is positive
proof of the opportunities that are available to new businesses in Dorchester
County. The company’s decision to expand
to the East Coast and this area in particular, speaks volumes about the
strength of our region. We congratulate
Lollicup USA, Inc. on their growth, and we look forward to their success."
To learn more about
Lollicup USA, Inc., please visit their website at www.karatcup.com.
opportunities, please contact Candy Yu, Warehouse Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 965-8882.
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 Lollicup USA, Inc.
Lollicup USA, Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. The company specializes in beverage ingredients
and high-quality paper and plastic disposable goods. Serving thousands of retail business
accounts, Lollicup USA, Inc. is known for its superior product quality and
excellent customer service. Since
Lollicup moves in large volumes, the company is able to offer their customers
stable and very competitive prices on all products.