Rock Hill Sam’s Club opens with fanfare, contributions to York Co. nonprofits

Posted September 26, 2013 6:28 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

Thursday morning, Rock Hill became the latest in more than 600 cities across the country to open a Sam’s Club store.

The warehouse giant, which has been under construction for several months, brings hundreds of new jobs and commerce to the Dave Lyle Blvd. corridor east of Interstate 77.

Club Manager Bill house said he was proud to see the company’s 185 employees were already giving back to the community well before the store even opened for business.

“I believe in being a club of the community,” House said. “Sam’s Club is committed to investing in Rock Hill, and one way we can do that is through financial support to organizations that are making a difference in our community.”

Sam’s club presented $10,000 grants to Rock Hill School District Three, Safe Passage, Feed he Hungry, Pilgrim’s Inn and the Catawba Indian Nation.

House said the company’s employees volunteered over 160 hours at the Children’s Attention Home and another 288 hours at the American Red Cross.

House, a Sam’s Club employee for the last 22 years, started as a garden center employee at a Walmart store. Thursday, he said he couldn’t have been more pleased to be at the helm of the newest Sam’s Club in the nation.

“I’m just really excited. All the work the associates have done over the last couple of months have all come together,” House said. “It’s been a long time coming.”

The 136,000 square foot store sits on 40 aces of land between the Lowe’s Home Improvement and Academy Sports.