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Location & Expansion Log

Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.

CRDA-Facilitated Projects

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Paul Bippus GmbH

April 18, 2018

Jobs: 45
Investment: $16.1 Million

Precision turned parts for automotive manufacturing applications

Paul Bippus GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of precision parts, is launching new production operations to supply Robert Bosch LLC in Dorchester County. The company will be constructing a 42,000-square-foot facility in the Muckenfuss Industrial Park in Summerville, S.C., its first U.S. plant, and hiring will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Diehl Aerosystems

March 14, 2018

Jobs: 1

On-site Support Service (OSS) to Boeing

The Diehl OSS in the Leeds area near Charleston, based within a newly refurbished facility covering 5,000 sq ft/550 sq meters, will ensure a seamless flow of Diehl parts for 787-10 Dreamliners assembled in Charleston. Diehl's local support is mainly in provision of cabin lining packages and supporting sub-structures for the 787-10. The facility also has the potential for expansion to support additional activities such as warehousing and kitting along with capacity for potential growth opportunities.

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New & Expanding

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Paul Bippus GmbH

April 18, 2018

Jobs: 45
Investment: $16.1 Million

Precision turned parts for automotive manufacturing applications

Paul Bippus GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of precision parts, is launching new production operations to supply Robert Bosch LLC in Dorchester County. The company will be constructing a 42,000-square-foot facility in the Muckenfuss Industrial Park in Summerville, S.C., its first U.S. plant, and hiring will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Low Country Case & Millwork (LCCM)

March 30, 2018

Jobs: 10
Investment: $7 Million

Manufacturer and installer of commercial casework and millwork

Currently located at 3270 Benchmark Drive in Ladson, S.C., the company is constructing a new, 52,000-square-foot facility off of Palmetto Commerce Parkway to accommodate new employees and the capacity for larger projects. The expansion is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018. Established in 1990, LCCM offers high-end custom cabinetry, architectural millwork and state-of-the-art institutional casework. All company products are manufactured in-house and are installed by trained field technicians.

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Downsizing

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BAE Systems EI&S

April 9, 2018

Electronic security and communications systems design, manufacturing and integration

As a U.S. Navy contract winds down this year, the first round of job cuts at BAE's Summerville plant is scheduled for May 31, 2018, and will affect 51 employees. Three more sets of layoffs (totaling 182 workers) are planned through Sept. 27, for a total layoff of 233 workers by the end of the year. These include technical and non-technical positions from engineers to warehouse workers who have been equipping existing mine-resistant tactical military vehicles with enhanced communications systems, intercoms, mobile networks and technology designed to protect the drivers and passengers.

On Demand Publishing, LLC

March 27, 2018

publishing consulting services

On Demand Publishing LLC, a division of Amazon that helps authors self-publish, said it will discontinue its paid professional publishing services for authors at its office at 4900 LaCross Road, affecting 58 positions. The office is not closing, but the entire division's staff will be laid off, as this service is discontinued by this firm.

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