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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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Intertex Transloading Services, Inc.

October 29, 2014

Jobs: 10
Investment: $3.2 Million

Worldwide distributor of synthetic rubber, carbon black and process oils

Intertex World Resources, Inc. is investing $3.2 million to establish Intertex Transloading Services, Inc. in Moncks Corner, S.C. The investment is expected to create 10 local jobs. The new Berkeley County facility, a more than 100,000-square-foot building, will specialize in the transloading of carbon black.

Senior Aerospace - AMT

July 10, 2014

Jobs: 60
Investment: $3.4 Million

Manufacturing and assembly for the aerospace industry

Senior Aerospace AMT, a manufacturer of structural parts for leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the large commercial jet market, will be opening satellite operations in Charleston County, creating 60 new skilled jobs. To meet the increasing build rate requirements and streamline operations, the company plans to assemble existing products that deliver to Boeing SC within the North Charleston area. Establishing a local satellite location represents the first step to transfer tools and inventory to complete the sub-assembly on existing product that delivers directly to Charleston.

JBE Inc.

June 24, 2014

Jobs: 20

Services Provided: Sub-assembly, Warehousing, Distribution, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), Kitting, Sequencing, Inspection, Sorting, Packaging.

Established in 1982 as a family owned business in Hartsville, S.C., it now operates from a 200,000-square-foot facility, plus a 32,000-square-foot facility in Pell City, AL, serving customers such as Boeing, Cummins, Otis Elevator, Honda, Sonoco, Hengst and ABB. JBE, Inc. currently has more than 55 employees and proudly holds the following certifications: AS9100C, ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, Foreign Trade Zone, MBE, SBA-8a graduate, and HUBZone.

New World Pharmaceuticals, LLC & New World Consumer Products, LLC

June 17, 2014

Jobs: 38
Investment: $21 Million

New World Pharmaceuticals engages in the research and development of innovative drug delivery systems that remove or mitigate constraints to taking medications and supplements.

About New World Pharmaceuticals, LLC The company is specifically focused on the development of oral and intradermal controlled release technologies. New World Pharmaceuticals has developed and patented temperature and pH responsive micro-gel technology that increases and sustains the oral bioavailability of carbohydrates and certain other BCS Class I, II & III drugs. The company is also developing and has patented novel intelligent intradermal delivery technology for use with both small and large molecules.

About New World Consumer Products, LLC New World Consumer Products is bringing the science of human nutrition and carbohydrate metabolism to high performance athletes with an emerging portfolio of patented products and technologies. Our flagship product, XRCEL TM, is a scientifically-advanced sports performance fuel based on patented formulation technology developed by New World Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Pacific Rim Aerospace (PacRim)

May 28, 2014

Jobs: 100

Engineering services and solutions for the aerospace industry

This provider of solutions for aerospace engineering applications has established an office in the Charleston region to allow for more direct support of its customers in the growing Southeast aerospace sector. The company cited the growing demand for highly skilled engineers and engineering solutions as a key reason for selecting Charleston for this new operation.

Aeterna Zentaris

May 5, 2014

Jobs: 60
Investment: $1 Million

Specialty biopharmaceuticals

Aeterna Zentaris Inc., has selected the Charleston region for its newest North American business and global commercial operations. The company anticipates transitioning to a commercial-stage operation over the next year with plans to establish strategic partnerships with MUSC and other clinical and research facilities.

Kaman Engineering Services

February 25, 2014

Jobs: 6

Engineering services

A subsidiary of Kaman Aerospace Group, Kaman Engineering Services' new Charleston region office will support the growing aerospace demands in the Southeastern United States. In 2012, Kaman Engineering was presented with the Boeing Supplier of the Year award for its exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s overall success.

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