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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.

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Downsizing

2001

RM Engineered Products

September 1, 2001

Industrial sealing and customer engineering products

Closure with 50 jobs affected

Terranova Forest Products

January 1, 2001

Other millwork

Layoff with 235 jobs affected.

Powertex

January 1, 2001

Manufacturer of broadwoven fabrics

Closure with 54 jobs affected

Montgomery Ward

January 1, 2001

retail department store

Closure with 121 jobs affected

JW Aluminum

January 1, 2001

Aluminum sheet, plate, and foil manufacturing

Layoff with 52 jobs affected

JC Penney

January 1, 2001

Department store

Closure with 132 jobs affected

HomePlace of America (Waccamaw Pottery)

January 1, 2001

Housewares stores

Closure with 40 jobs affected

Hill-Rom

January 1, 2001

Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing

Layoff with 95 jobs affected

Great West Life Insurance

January 1, 2001

Insurance claims office/customer service center

Closure with 67 jobs affected

Global Manufacturing

January 1, 2001

Manufacture mining construction equipment

Layoff with 87 jobs affected

Cummins Engine Co., Engineering Test Services

January 1, 2001

testing services on diesel engines

Closure with 71 jobs affected

Cummins Engine Co., Diesel Recon Division

January 1, 2001

Remanufacture for diesel engines and components

Closure with 282 jobs affected

Cummins Engine Co., Charleston Cylinder Head Division

January 1, 2001

automotive parts and accessories

Closure with 37 jobs affected

Carolina Nurseries

January 1, 2001

Nursery and tree production

Layoff with 75 jobs affected

Broyhill Furniture Industries

January 1, 2001

wooden furniture frames mfg

Closure with 172 jobs affected

Belk Distribution Center

January 1, 2001

Warehousing and Storage

Closure with 216 jobs affected

Aramark

January 1, 2001

Food services Contractors

Closure with 350 jobs affected

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