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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

2002

Maxcess Technologies

January 1, 2002

Millwork

Closure with 100 jobs affected. They will keep a small office here.

LINQ Industrial Fabrics

January 1, 2002

Broadwoven fabric mills

Layoff with 176 jobs affected

Consolidated Freightways

January 1, 2002

General freight trucking

Closure with 18 jobs affected

Evans Rule

January 1, 2002

Hand and edge tool manufacturing

Layoff with 65 jobs affected

CIGNA Healthcare

January 1, 2002

Direct health and medical insurance carriers

Layoff with 71 jobs affected

American Equipment

January 1, 2002

Heavy construction

Layoff with 19 jobs affected

GATS Security

January 1, 2002

Security guards and patrol services

Layoff with 57 jobs affected. This company announced layoffs at all airports in South Carolina (Greenville, Columbia, Florence, Hilton Head, etc) after September 11, 2001.

Globe Airport Security Services

January 1, 2002

Security guards and patrol services

Layoff with 33 jobs affected after September 11, 2001.

United Healthcare

January 1, 2002

Insurance

Closure with 52 jobs affected

DialAmerica

January 1, 2002

Telemarketing services

Layoff with 47 jobs affected

MeadWestvaco

January 1, 2002

Paperboard mill

Layoff with 300 jobs affected

Kmart

January 1, 2002

Department stores

Closure with 80 jobs affected. Folly Road store only.

Ashley Crossing Nursing Center

January 1, 2002

Nursing care facility

Closure with 106 jobs affected

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