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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

2011

Roseburg Forest Products

September 10, 2011

Industrial wood products manufacturing

This plant was closed due to the persistently poor economic conditions, growing cost pressures, and the limited product capabilities of this facility, affecting approximatley 100 jobs.

Georgia-Pacific Chemical Plant

July 30, 2011

Formaldehyde & UFC, industrial resins, wood adhesives

Plant closure affecting what once was more than 50 jobs, but after downsizing in recent years, totaled 8 lost jobs.

Scientific Research Corp.

May 30, 2011

Communications & electronic systems & equipment design, integration, and support services

Layoff affecting 25 positions.

Gildan USA

April 30, 2011

Import and distribution of apparel to mass merchandisers and retailers; retail division administration operations

Layoff affecting 6 jobs.

Force Protection, Inc.

February 25, 2011

Mine-protected and other military class vehicles

Due to a reorganization of resources to place more overseas where the demand is growing, Ladson, SC-based Force Protection announced a layoff of approximately 100 jobs from their Charleston area plant. About 725 full-time employees, the majority of the company’s 1,175 workers remaining after the layoffs, are located at Force Protection’s manufacturing facility in Ladson.

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