Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.
Roseburg Forest Products
September 10, 2011
Industrial wood products manufacturing
This plant was closed due to the persistently poor economic conditions, growing cost pressures, and the limited product capabilities of this facility, affecting approximatley 100 jobs.
Georgia-Pacific Chemical Plant
July 30, 2011
Formaldehyde & UFC, industrial resins, wood adhesives
Plant closure affecting what once was more than 50 jobs, but after downsizing in recent years, totaled 8 lost jobs.
Scientific Research Corp.
May 30, 2011
Communications & electronic systems & equipment design, integration, and support services
Layoff affecting 25 positions.
April 30, 2011
Import and distribution of apparel to mass merchandisers and retailers; retail division administration operations
Layoff affecting 6 jobs.
Force Protection, Inc.
February 25, 2011
Mine-protected and other military class vehicles
Due to a reorganization of resources to place more overseas where the demand is growing, Ladson, SC-based Force Protection announced a layoff of approximately 100 jobs from their Charleston area plant. About 725 full-time employees, the majority of the company’s 1,175 workers remaining after the layoffs, are located at Force Protection’s manufacturing facility in Ladson.