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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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Logistics Support Inc, a div of Z Systems Corp.

April 6, 2024

Private sector logistics and technical support for APS-3 (Army Prepositioned Stock) vessels, which transport and store military equipment and supplies

Layoff affecting 98 positions after an unanticipated loss in funding for the defense-contracting work it was engaged in.

Fruit of the Loom Palmetto Distribution Center

January 26, 2024

Apparel warehousing and distribution

Closure by July 1, 2024, affecting 119 workers. Fruit of the Loom's Director of Corporate Communications Melanie Cressman reported, "As a global Company operating in a highly competitive marketplace, Fruit of the Loom, Inc., is constantly analyzing its business to ensure we remain as competitive as possible. After an extensive review of our distribution network, the decision was made to close the distribution center in Summerville, South Carolina in support of a consolidation strategy." The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.


January 9, 2024

Automotive parts manufacturer

Plant closure affecting 466 positions. Headquartered in Germany, the firm said it would close its Leeds Ave facility and begin laying off employees in April, with final closure by year-end 2024. As one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, Mahle posted major financial losses in 2021 and 2022 and cited rising costs for utilities, materials and labor as key reasons for closing the facility.

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