IFA Manufacturing & Distribution Center - Berkeley County, SC



Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, was selected by German-based automotive supplier IFA to build a new 234,000-square foot industrial manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. The facility includes a 17,500-square foot office area and 216,500 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space. Construction started in May of 2017 and was completed in March of 2018.

Frampton Construction assembled a top-notch team of partners including the Keith Corporation, project developer, and McMillan Pazdan Smith, project architect, to pursue and ultimately win the build-to-suit commission.

“Frampton has consistently delivered results over and beyond what they committed to during the negotiation phase. Their ability to exceed expectations is remarkable and their level of professionalism impressive. After a long and detailed selection process, it’s clear that IFA partnered with the right company for our project.  We’re confident that Frampton will continue to exceed our expectations and deliver outstanding results through the project completion,” noted Mauro Amarante, IFA North America president and CEO. 

Frampton Construction CEO Chad Frampton commented, “We and our partners were honored to have been selected for this exciting new development in Berkeley County. It’s been a long-term, now realized vision of Mauro’s, and it’s rewarding to see the project underway. As IFA deepens their roots here and grows their North American presence, we’re excited to play a role.”

IFA, one of Charleston’s top 10 employers in the manufacturing sector, will be among other major manufacturers entering Charleston’s newest Class A industrial business park, the Charleston Trade Center. The 750-acre trade center located along Interstate 26 offers unrivaled port proximity and a business-friendly environment. 

Now completed, IFA will begin consolidating its existing Ladson, S.C., operations into the facility to accommodate the company’s growth and expanding product line. The development is projected to bring $69 million of capital investment and create more than 120 new jobs.

Notable exterior building components include a concrete tilt wall and glass curtain wall systems with a thermoplastic polyolefin roof system. Interior office finishes include acoustical ceiling “clouds,” wood doors, solid-surface countertops, storefront glazing, and a combination of vinyl composition tile, luxury vinyl tile carpet, and ceramic tile flooring.

As one of the largest manufacturers of propshafts in the world, IFA assembles approximately two million state-of-the-art propshafts every year in Ladson, S.C. The company was established in 2002 and currently employs more than 600 people in the United States, serving many of the largest global automobile manufacturers.




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