International wholesale distribution company WYNIT Distribution LLC plans to move its corporate headquarters — and 111 jobs — to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in 2016.
Additionally, the move will create 75 new jobs.
“Moving our headquarters has been one of the toughest decisions we have had to make as a business," WYNIT's COO Pete Richichi said. "For a variety of compelling reasons this is the best decision for the company and its employees in the long term. Greenville is a place where we can grow.”
WYNIT's focus in on consumer electronics and emerging technologies.The Greenville facility will be housed in a 57,000 square-foot, three-floor space at the One Building.
The company began operations in 1987, eventually opening a satellite office five years ago in Piedmont, South Carolina. The 36 employees in Piedmont will also move to the new Greenville headquarters. The new jobs will be created through the moving of employees from its offices in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and North Syracuse, New York, WYNIT’s current headquarters.
WYNIT Distribution will also look to hire locally once in Greenville.
“We considered a lot of factors when moving our offices to Greenville. The biggest was deciding what will help our company grow well into the future," Geoffrey Lewis, WYNIT Distribution founder and CEO, said.
WYNIT serves customers ranging from large national retailers to independent value-added resellers throughout the United States and Canada.
“Greenville County continues to sell itself to companies like WYNIT Distribution that establish their presence here in small ways and quickly realize that our opportunities for growth and expansion can’t be beat," Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor said. "Our development efforts for the downtown area are building a thriving, diverse community that showcases the very best we have to offer, and we’re proud to welcome WYNIT to the neighborhood.”