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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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CRDA-Facilitated Projects

2008

Zodiac of North America, Inc.

December 18, 2008

Jobs: 61
Investment: $5.8 Million

Manufacturing of rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs)

Zodiac plans to more than double the size of its operation and relocate its headquarters to the Charleston region. Reasons for selecting the Charleston region: a productive workforce and increased efficiency. The company is part of Zodiac Marine and Pool, headquartered in Paris, France.

Delfin Group USA

November 26, 2008

Jobs: 160
Investment: $55 Million

Manufacturing and distribution of petroleum products

This Russian-based company is adding manufacturing capacity for its automotive and industrial lubricants to serve both domestic and global markets. Key to its decision were the Port of Charleston, existing infrastructure and the support of state and local officials.

Cummins Turbo Technologies

July 15, 2008

Jobs: 100
Investment: $11 Million

Manufacturing of diesel turbochargers

Two years after opening a second manufacturing facility in the Charleston region, the company is doubling assembly capacity and greatly increasing machining capacity to meet worldwide demand. Cummins selected the region due to the local workforce, quality of life, and support by state and local officials.

2AM Group LLC

June 9, 2008

Jobs: 50

Technical services for automotive, aerospace and marine vehicle manufacturers

This South Carolina-based company provides bundled technical services for automotive, aerospace and marine vehicle and product manufacturers. 2AM Group chose the Charleston region because of anticipated growth of these industry sectors.

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