SYNNEX Corporation to expand U.S. distribution headquarters in Greenville County
April 16, 2015
Fortune 500 company expands facility to bring more knowledge-based, IT-related jobs to the Upstate
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services with its U.S. distribution headquarters in Greenville County, announced today that the company will expand its existing facility with a 40,000-square-foot addition to accommodate its growing workforce. The $6.5 million expansion will allow the company to hire 150 additional full-time associates to address the fast-paced growth of the company.
Established in 1980 in Fremont, Calif., SYNNEX opened its Greenville office in 1998 with 25 associates. Today, the company employs more than 1,250 associates in Greenville County between its U.S. Distribution headquarters and its subsidiary Concentrix’ offices. Worldwide, the $13.84 billion technology giant employs more than 55,000 associates in 25 countries.
SYNNEX holds its annual conference in Greenville, bringing in more than 1,700 attendees from leading IT companies such as HP, Lenovo and Intel from across the US and Canada. In addition, the company’s philanthropic effort, SYNNEX Share the Magic, has raised more than $3.6 million for local children’s charities since its inception in 2011. SYNNEX has also been the presenting sponsor of the BMW Charity Pro-Am for the past six years.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“South Carolina’s pro-business environment makes it attractive for companies like SYNNEX to continue to invest in the community and expand its workforce. Our ongoing growth demands that we expand our facilities for current and future growth to stay ahead of the evolving needs of our customers and vendor partners.” –SYNNEX Corporation President, North America Distribution Peter Larocque
“SYNNEX established operations in South Carolina in 1998, and we are proud of its continued growth. Today’s news of SYNNEX’s multi-million dollar, job-creating investment is further proof that any company, no matter the size, can grow because Team South Carolina takes care of the businesses and workers that call our state home – and it’s another reason to celebrate.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“This expansion is yet another example of South Carolina’s pro-business environment at work. Fortune 500 companies aren’t just deciding to do business here; they’re deciding to grow here. Congratulations to SYNNEX Corporation on all of their success in the Palmetto State and around the world.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“SYNNEX is an incredible corporate citizen. From its title sponsorship of the BMW Charity Pro-Am and other charities to its annual customer conference, SYNNEX contributes much to our area. We are so pleased the company is here and continues to grow.” –Greenville Area Development Corporation Chairman Dick Wilkerson
“We are pleased that SYNNEX is growing yet again. With its past acquisition of Concentrix and on-going growth, SYNNEX has quickly become one of Greenville County’s largest employers. We’re appreciative of this new expansion and all that it has done in our community.” –Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council
News Coverage: Greenville News