Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.
December 21, 2012
Specialty medical equipment manufacturing
Layoff with 29 jobs affected
Welded Tube Berkeley
September 21, 2012
Electric resistance weld (ERW) tubing products & pipes manufacturing
Closure affecting 50 jobs; moved operations to headquarters in Canada due to struggling construction business sector in the US economy
Art Institute of Charleston
September 1, 2012
Fine arts post-secondary education
A national restructuring at Education Management Corp., the local institutes owner and operator, affected 12 jobs at the Art Institute of Charleston.
Asahi Kasei Spandex America
August 20, 2012
Spandex filaments manufacturing
132 jobs affected when the Bushy Park plant operations are discontinued in Oct 2012 due to Asahi Kasei's worldwide restructuring in response to increased competition and a "crowded global market"
February 28, 2012
Blast-protected wheeled vehicles, blast technology & counter-IED research
Acquired in 2011 by General Dynamics and made part of its Land Systems division, Force Protection announces a layoff of 155 workers to streamline resources company-wide globally. This will leave approximately 600 workers in the Charleston area operations.