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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

2007

Protected Vehicles Inc.

December 6, 2007

Military Vehicles

Laid off 400 person work force and is filing for bankruptcy.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

November 29, 2007

Passenger car rental

Closing its Goose Creek reservation/customer service call center May 31, 2008. The decision will affect roughly 250 employees.

MeadWestvaco Summerville Lumber Mill

November 26, 2007

Employment change: -39

McNaughton Apparel Group

October 19, 2007

Clothing company

Owned by clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc., McNaughton Apparel Group will close two warehouses, affecting almost 300 jobs. The buildings, measuring about 300,000 square feet each, are in the North Pointe Industrial Park off North Rhett Avenue. The first of two warehouses will close in January 2008.

Charleston IMAX Theater

September 17, 2007

Specialty movie theater

Due to declining attendance and increased competition among area attractions, Charleston IMAX Theater closed its downtown Charleston location.

Thrace-LINQ, Inc.

April 13, 2007

Heavy-duty, petroleum-based textiles

Due to a decision by new ownership, the company will lay off approximately 185 workers by April 30, 2007.

Graham Packaging

January 16, 2007

Plastic container manufacturing

The company will close its manufacturing plant in North Charleston effective mid-February 2007, impacting 23 local jobs.

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