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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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New, Expanding, and Mergers & Acquisitions

2001

Stealth Network Technologies

November 7, 2001

Jobs: 15
Investment: $0.1 Million

Designs, engineers and installs antenna concealment systems for wireless carriers

Stealth Network Technologies, Inc. designs, engineers and installs antenna concealment systems for wireless carriers worldwide. The company’s proprietary StealthSkinÔ technology allows signals to pass through the concealment with minimal loss. Stealth’s solutions to antenna concealment include rooftops, flagpoles, light poles, silos, bell and clock towers and other architectural structures.

Block and Barrel

September 1, 2001

Deli Style Restaurant

EastCoast Mouldings

August 14, 2001

Jobs: 20
Investment: $1.2 Million

Warehouses and distributes South American wood products.

EastCoast Mouldings is the shipping destination for South American wood products that will be warehoused and distributed to wood products wholesalers. The Charleston facility will operate in concert with a sister manufacturing facility operated by EastCoast Mouldings in Wilkesboro, NC, to complement a new supply chain model being developed by the company.

Vasocor, Inc.

August 1, 2001

Jobs: 70
Investment: $0.5 Million

Commercial physical & biological research and product testing

Vasocor, Inc. is presently beta testing a non-invasive product that will allow primary care physicians to assess arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) to help determine a person’s potential for suffering peripheral vascular disease, heart attack or stroke. Walter Rosebrough, President and CEO, stated that the company chose the Charleston region primarily because they knew that they could attract and retain quality employees in the area.

Acutech Precision Machining, Inc.

May 7, 2001

Jobs: 16
Investment: $2.0 Million

Manufacture high-precision components for aerospace, high-tech, industrial applications

Acutec Precision Machining, a company that produces high-precision components for aerospace, high technology and industrial applications, broke ground on a new, 20,000-square-foot facility in the St. Stephen Commerce Park. The company, which is headquartered in Pennsylvania, specializes in machining close-tolerance precision machine parts. The company has located here to service Parker Hannifin’s Berkeley County plant in its new, state-of-the-art lean manufacturing approach.

Corning Cable Systems

April 4, 2001

Jobs: 75
Investment: $23.0 Million

Coaxial cable manufacturing operations

Corning Cable Systems, one of the industry-leading manufacturers of fiber optic and copper communications network infrastructure solutions, announced plans to expand its Summerville, S.C., coaxial cable manufacturing operations. The company will move from its existing 50,000-square-foot facility to a new building with approximately 250,000 square feet of production space.

Scientific Research Corp. (SRC)

February 20, 2001

Jobs: 140
Investment: $4.5 Million

Computer system design, prototyping, and hardware and software services

Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) announced a major competitive expansion in the Charleston Region, which will produce more than 140 new high skill jobs and bring $4.5 million in capital investment to the region. The company uses applied research and hands-on operations to develop and improve computing technologies and specializes in system design, rapid prototyping, hardware and software integration, testing, installation and maintenance. Michael L. Watt, President and Chief Executive Officer of SRC cited Charleston’s famed quality of life as a very strong recruiting tool.

SunCom, a member of the AT&T Wireless Network

February 16, 2001

Jobs: 275
Investment: $13.5 Million

Regional Headquarters for wireless communications services

The Daniel Island Company, the Trammell Crow Company and Brumley, Meyer & Kapp has announced a joint venture to build a 100,000-square-foot SunCom regional headquarters facility for Triton PCS in the Daniel Island Corporate Center. Triton PCS, a leading provider of digital wireless service in the Southeast, markets its services under the brand name SunCom, a member of the AT&T wireless network. The new SunCom center will bring in $13.5 million in new capital investment and 275 new direct jobs.

bebe

February 1, 2001

Women's clothing retailer

The Cat Rental Store

January 1, 2001

Caterpillar equipment rental store

Starbucks Coffee

January 1, 2001

Coffee shop

Haynes Street Inn

January 1, 2001


Investment: $7 Million

Inn

Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center

January 1, 2001

Plastic surgery medical facility

EZ Mobile

January 1, 2001

Personal storage supplies retailer and storage provider

Spring Arbor

January 1, 2001

Assisted living facility

Doubletree Hotel

January 1, 2001

Hotel

BiLo

January 1, 2001

Grocery store

Magoos

January 1, 2001

discount dollar store

Wing Zone

January 1, 2001

take out and delivery restaurant

Krispy Kreme

January 1, 2001

Doughnut shop

Bamboo Garden

January 1, 2001

Chinese Restaurant

Sea Dawg Charters

January 1, 2001

Deep sea charter fishing company

Family Dollar

January 1, 2001

discount retail store

Cross Seed

January 1, 2001

Retail nursery and Garden store

Bakery Outlet

January 1, 2001

Discount bakery store

Discover Charleston

January 1, 2001

Charleston souvenir and information shop

US Open Golf House Championship & Museum store

January 1, 2001

Golf mementos and apparel

Book Corner

January 1, 2001

Book Store

Hudson News Euro Cafe

January 1, 2001

Newspaper and coffee shop

Walgreens

January 1, 2001

General Merchandise/pharmacy store

Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant

January 1, 2001

Veterinary medical care facility

Mt Pleasant Fire Station #3

January 1, 2001

Fire Station

Medical University of South Carolina

January 1, 2001


Investment: $36 Million

Children's Research Institute

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

January 1, 2001


Investment: $40 Million

Cancer treatment facility

Allied Mortgage Capital

January 1, 2001

Mortgage banker/broker

First Federal

January 1, 2001

Full Service Bank

Alternative Tax Resolution Co.

January 1, 2001

Tax consulting

Lowcountry Senior Center

January 1, 2001

Senior's recreational facility

MC Millian Smith & Partners

January 1, 2001

Architectural, planning and interior design firm

SquidzInk: Creative Communication Solutions

January 1, 2001

Graphic and web design

Sky Shot

January 1, 2001

Jobs: 140
Investment: $4.5 Million

Computer system design hardware software services

Sea Dawg Charters

January 1, 2001

Deep sea charter fishing company

Paw Plaza Hotel

January 1, 2001

Dog & Cat boarding establishment

Catholic Community Life Center

January 1, 2001


Investment: $3.5 Million

Christ Our King-Stella Maris School addition

Creek club

January 1, 2001

Jobs: 100

Club House Rental

Time out

January 1, 2001

Stress reduction center

Charleston Ballet Theater School

January 1, 2001

Dance instruction

Park West recreation Center

January 1, 2001


Investment: $1.5 Million

Recreational center

Mt Pleasant School of Performing Arts

January 1, 2001

Dance Instruction

The Enrichment Center

January 1, 2001

Mental Healing Center

The Real Estate School of South Carolina

January 1, 2001

Real estate sales instruction

Talbots

January 1, 2001

Womens Clothing Retailer

Sissy's

January 1, 2001

Fine gifts and accessories store

Pizza Hut

January 1, 2001

Pizza delivery outlet

Marshall's Mega Store

January 1, 2001

Discount Retailer

Piggly Wiggly

January 1, 2001

Grocery store

Sunday Skillet

January 1, 2001

Restaurant

Arrezzio Italian Cafe

January 1, 2001

Restaurant

Coach Inc

January 1, 2001

Handbag retail store

Piazza Uptown

January 1, 2001

household furniture and accessories retailer

Moo Roo handbags

January 1, 2001

Handbag retail store

J. Crew

January 1, 2001

Casual Clothier

Cheng's

January 1, 2001

restaurant

Lindt Chocolate of Switzerland

January 1, 2001

Chocolate retailer

Interior Environments

January 1, 2001

Home furnishing

Habitat Reuse Outlet

January 1, 2001

Charitable retail outlet

Queen Anne's Revenge restaurant

January 1, 2001

Restaurant

Publix

January 1, 2001

supermarket

Bauer International Inc

January 1, 2001

Factory outlet furniture and accessories store

United Air Group

January 1, 2001

Jobs: 15
Investment: $.1 Million

Charter air service

SanteeCooper

January 1, 2001


Investment: $585 Million

Power generating unit

Weather Guard Hurricane Protection

January 1, 2001

Jobs: 25

bathroom and kit6chen lighting fixture manufacturer

Summerville Window Manufacturing

January 1, 2001

Jobs: 10

Hurricane shutter manufacturer

Just Fresh Bakery Cafe

January 1, 2001

Bakery

Tango Bay

January 1, 2001

Tango Bay

Le Nails

January 1, 2001

Professional nail center

Stein Mart

January 1, 2001

Department store

Arby's

January 1, 2001

Fast food restaurant

Wendy's

January 1, 2001

Fast Food Restaurant

O'Neills Spirits

January 1, 2001

Liquor store

Edward Jones & Co.

January 1, 2001

Investment advisors

Hanger's Cleaners

January 1, 2001

Dry Cleaner

Orthodontics of America

January 1, 2001

Orthodontic services provider

Salon Belleza

January 1, 2001

Hair Salon

Dana Coleman Art Gallery

January 1, 2001

custom art and framing

Huntington Learning Center

January 1, 2001

Children's supplemental education provider

eLife spaces

January 1, 2001

Smart house technology retailer

Dog&Duck English Style Pub

January 1, 2001

Pub

Starbucks Coffee

January 1, 2001

Coffee Shop

Napa Auto Parts

January 1, 2001

Automotive parts retailer

Mr. B's Barbecue

January 1, 2001

Restaurant

Appliance Towne

January 1, 2001

Appliance retailer

The Extra Mile

January 1, 2001

Retailer for running apparel and accessories

On the Run

January 1, 2001

Retailer for running apparel and accessories

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