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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

2003

St James Bar & Grill

December 4, 2003

Restaurant

Closure with 40 jobs affected. Firm was forced to close after a fire destroyed the facility earlier this month.

ATC

December 1, 2003

Transportation and Warehousing

Closure with 87 jobs affected.

S.C. Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

November 21, 2003

Due to statewide budget cuts, seven local area employees of this agency (such as at Interstate Welcome Centers, etc.) were part of a layoff statewide.

Carolina Nurseries

November 5, 2003

Layoff with 25 employees affected.

The Club at Seabrook

October 15, 2003

Layoff with 52 jobs affected.

Kerr Drug Store

October 8, 2003

Drug store

Located in South Windermere shopping center. Closed October 31, 2003 (# jobs unknown).

American Transportation

July 30, 2003

Deep sea freight transportation.

Closure with 10 jobs affected.

Laurens Engineers and Constructors

June 4, 2003

Design, engineering and manufacturing

Layoff with 57 jobs affected.

Wellington Leisure Products

May 23, 2003

Manufacturing

Closure with 83 jobs affected

Charleston Packaging

May 15, 2003

Flexible packaging, paper bags and polyethylene packaging manufacturer

Closure with 99 jobs affected

TSA Charleston International Airport

May 14, 2003

Airport security and patrol services

Layoff with 11 jobs affected. This firm announced layoffs at all South Carolina airports (Greenville, Columbia, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach too) after September 11, 2001.

Jacobs Applied Technology

May 8, 2003

Design & manufacture modular chemical and complex manufacturing facilities.

Layoff with 35 jobs affected.

Manor House of Charleston

April 23, 2003

Nursing care facility

Closure with 30 jobs affected

Fresh Direct

April 14, 2003

General line grocery wholesalers

Closure with 30 jobs affected.

DynCorp Technical Services

February 13, 2003

Transportation equipment manufacturing

Layoff with 250 jobs affected

Corning Cable Systems

January 31, 2003

Manufacture broadband coaxial cable products

Due to a down-turn in the telecommunications market, the facility was closed, resulting in the loss of 20 jobs.

Georgia Pacific Plywood

January 1, 2003

Plywood manufacturer

Closure with 274 jobs affected. National downward trend in use of plywood versus other newer construction materials caused parent company to close this plant indefinitely.

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