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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


Sportsman Boats Manufacturing

December 21, 2011

Jobs: 30
Investment: $20 Million

Saltwater fishing boats

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing is a start-up company that will initially lease space in the East Point Industrial Park in Dorchester County. The company will produce boats ranging in size from 20 to 25 feet and will initially build deep “v” center consoles and bay boats.

Cargo Composites

December 8, 2011

Jobs: 40
Investment: $.7 Million

Air cargo containers

The company plans to relocate its headquarters and assembly facility to the Charleston region. Their products are used by world's leading airlines to safely and securely transport cargo around the world.

Streit USA Armoring, LLC

November 17, 2011

Jobs: 50
Investment: $5.8 Million

Armored vehicles

Streit will establish a new facility in the Charleston region which will allow the company to add four new production lines, greatly increase its output and more than double the manufacturing space to 75,000 square feet.

Cummins Technical Center

November 16, 2011

Jobs: 31
Investment: $24.3 Million

Research & development for the automotive industry

The expansion of Cummins Technical Center will nearly double capacity at the North Charleston site with state-of-the-art facilities to enable testing on diesel, natural gas and biofuel engines and help the company in its drive to be the innovation leader in the automotive industry


September 14, 2011

Jobs: 350
Investment: $30 Million

Aerospace structures

The company will locate a new aerospace manufacturing facility in North Charleston to meet its growing demand for products. The company is part of locally-headquartered The InterTech Group, a global investment firm.


August 19, 2011

Jobs: 20
Investment: $6 Million

Data center: enterprise hosting, colocation, cloud services

The first dedicated data center and managed services provider in South Carolina, Immedion currently operates two 15,000 square foot, fully redundant facilities servicing businesses across the Southeast - one at its headquarters in the Upstate and one in the Midlands area. This center will be their third in the state and is expected to open in May 2012 and add 12 to 15 employees to the firm's total.

Showa Denko Carbon

February 9, 2011

Jobs: 100
Investment: $236 Million

graphite electrodes

A principal supplier of graphite products to the global steel industry, Showa Denko Carbon plans to significantly expand its Dorchester County operations.

Odfjell Holdings

January 4, 2011

Jobs: 12
Investment: $37 Million

Chemical distribution

A Norwegian shipping company, Odfjell will build a distribution facility with deep draft marine, rail and truck accessibility to be located along the Cooper River shipping channel.

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