Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Counties

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AM Conservation Group, Inc. relocates headquarters to the Charleston region

Sep. 1, 2005
For Immediate Release
September 21, 2005 – AM Conservation Group, Inc., a leading supplier of weatherization, water and energy conservation products, relocated its corporate headquarters to the Charleston region. Their distribution facility will also relocate to the area in the spring of 2006. The company’s move from Hackettstown, NJ to space in Berkeley County’s Charleston Regional Business Center on the Cainhoy Peninsula was facilitated with the help of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.

Established in 1989, AM Conservation Group, Inc. develops, manufacturers and distributes professional grade products specifically for the conservation industry. Products include energy efficient lighting, insulation products, water saving showerheads, faucet aerators, and toilet tank devices. The company also offers water and energy saving kits, programs and promotional items. Utility companies, cities and municipalities currently comprise the majority of the company’s business.

In an effort to expand its business client base, AM Conservation recently launched its new website, www.amconservationgroup.com. Company officials say this website will enable home and business owners to also order professional grade products.

AM Conservation Group president, Paul Cutler, noted the region’s quality of life as instrumental in the company’s final relocation decision.

“When it came time to relocate our headquarters, it was very import that we maintain our core of talented employees,” said Cutler. “In order to do that, they needed to be involved in the competitive decision. After bringing our team for a tour of the region last winter, the decision was unanimous – the staff preferred the Charleston region.” The company also considered Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina.

AM Conservation Group currently employs nine in its corporate office, and expects to add 11 new positions. The Charleston facility will serve administrative, manufacturing and distribution functions. The company imports and exports both domestically and internationally. Company officials expect to begin the hiring process in early fall 2005, and express interest in securing local talent and working with local vendors and suppliers.

“Attracting a company like AM Conservation Group is a definite win for our region,” said Bill McCall, chairman of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. “For those of us who work and live in the Charleston region, it comes as no surprise that our lifestyle amenities played such a key role in this competitive relocation. It is this very asset that continues to not only attract, but retain talented workers in our three-county area.”

Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. also welcomed the company, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome AM Conservation to Charleston. Its relocation is certainly a testament to the quality of life and love for the region that continues to draw successful companies such as AM Conservation to our area. We are excited to have this environmentally focused firm, and its talented team, join our community.”

“This is exciting news for Berkeley County,” said Jim Rozier, Berkeley County Supervisor and Chairman of Berkeley County Council. “This company had the opportunity to take their business and talent anywhere in the country. We are pleased to see such a progressive and respectable firm choose our region.”

In facilitating competitive expansion and relocation projects for the region, the Alliance works with numerous organizations. An especially noteworthy partnership exists with the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

“We are extremely pleased that AM Conservation Group recognized South Carolina’s unbeatable quality of life and chose our state for its corporate headquarters, manufacturing operations, and distribution center,” said Commerce Secretary Bob Faith. “In addition to our lifestyle quality, we are pleased to offer this company a business-friendly climate, a quality driven workforce and a strategic location in the heart of the growing Southeast.”

About the Charleston Regional Development Alliance
The Charleston Regional Development Alliance represents Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Its mission is to broaden and diversify business investment in this region. Since its inception, the Alliance has worked with thousands of companies to help promote business investment and quality growth in the area. To learn more, go to www.charleston-for-business.com.


Alliance Media Contact:
Natalie J. Lawrence
843-760-4523
nlawrence@crda.org

Company Media Contact:
Paul Cutler
President
843-971-1414
amcg@nac.net
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