Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.
Protected Vehicles Inc.
December 6, 2007
Laid off 400 person work force and is filing for bankruptcy.
November 29, 2007
Passenger car rental
Closing its Goose Creek reservation/customer service call center May 31, 2008. The decision will affect roughly 250 employees.
MeadWestvaco Summerville Lumber Mill
November 26, 2007
Employment change: -39
McNaughton Apparel Group
October 19, 2007
Owned by clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc., McNaughton Apparel Group will close two warehouses, affecting almost 300 jobs. The buildings, measuring about 300,000 square feet each, are in the North Pointe Industrial Park off North Rhett Avenue. The first of two warehouses will close in January 2008.
Charleston IMAX Theater
September 17, 2007
Specialty movie theater
Due to declining attendance and increased competition among area attractions, Charleston IMAX Theater closed its downtown Charleston location.
April 13, 2007
Heavy-duty, petroleum-based textiles
Due to a decision by new ownership, the company will lay off approximately 185 workers by April 30, 2007.
January 16, 2007
Plastic container manufacturing
The company will close its manufacturing plant in North Charleston effective mid-February 2007, impacting 23 local jobs.