Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.
St James Bar & Grill
December 4, 2003
Closure with 40 jobs affected. Firm was forced to close after a fire destroyed the facility earlier this month.
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.
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
Located in South Windermere shopping center. Closed October 31, 2003 (# jobs unknown).
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
Closure with 83 jobs affected
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
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
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.