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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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CRDA-Facilitated Projects


Robert Bosch LLC

December 3, 2010

Jobs: 305
Investment: $125 Million

Manufacturing passenger car fuel injectors

Bosch will add personnel and equipment to support production of its latest passenger car diesel and gasoline fuel injectors, and next generation anti-lock brake and electronic stability control systems for the North American automotive market. The company expects to begin creating new jobs based on this investment beginning in the second half of 2011.

Gildan Activewear

October 8, 2010

Jobs: 87
Investment: $.5 Million


Company is adding retail management and administrative functions to current retail distribution center facility.

Behr Heat Transfer Systems

July 16, 2010

Jobs: 70
Investment: $3 Million

Manufacturer of automotive parts

The North Charleston manufacturer of automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems will expand its product portfolio to include two new products made at its Leeds Ave plant: exhaust gas recirculation systems and charge air coolers.

Boeing Co.'s Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina

July 15, 2010

Jobs: 150
Investment: $45 Million

Manufacture 787 aircraft's interior parts, including stowbins, closets, partitions, class dividers, etc.

Boeing will site its new fabrication facility just 10 miles (16 km) from its 787 final assembly operation in North Charleston. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010, being operational with 150 employees the following year.

ArborGen Inc.

June 15, 2010

Jobs: 25
Investment: $14 Million

Tree improvement, commercial production of trees using both traditional breeding and advanced genetic technologies

The company will expand its global headquarters and R&D center in the region. Its new facility will be located on a 13.5 acre campus and will house its laboratories, production and administrative functions, as well as a 35,000-square-foot greenhouse.

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation

April 22, 2010

Jobs: 30
Investment: $1 Million

Third party logistics and transportation

Company will acquire International Forwarders Inc. and will utilize their current facility for its operations. The employees working for International Forwarders will become part of the Odyssey team immediately and the addition of new positions is expected over the next several years.


March 9, 2010

Jobs: 190
Investment: $47 Million

Manufacturing of slew drives and slew rings for wind turbines

German-based company plans to open its first U.S. operation in the region. The company will utilize the Port of Charleston for both importing materials and exporting products and will service multiple markets from its Dorchester County operation including the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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