Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.
November 30, 2021
North American corporate headquarters and distribution center for digital body composition analytic equipment
Founded in 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia, Evolt is a global, innovative wellness company that offers end-to-end solutions that track body composition, activity and nutrition including sophisticated data analytics. The firm has already partnered with one of the largest fitness brands in the world, Anytime Fitness, and is currently rolling out to their network across the U.S. and worldwide. "Our plan for the next five years is to continue our penetration into other verticals including pharmacies, supplement retail stores, corporate wellness programs and the body contouring industry,” says Evolt CEO Ed Zouroudis. Located at 2457 Aviation Avenue in North Charleston, the company’s facility will serve as the company’s North American corporate headquarters and distribution center. Hiring is underway.
Elbit Systems of America, LLC
November 9, 2021
Defense electronics assembly and integration
Founded in 1983, Elbit Systems of America, LLC is a subsidiary of Israel-based Elbit Systems Ltd. and a leading provider of high-performance products and system solutions focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation sectors. Located at 9028 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, Elbit Systems of America, LLC’s new facility will serve as their 'Ground Combat Vehicle Assembly and Integration Center of Excellence' and will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and support future growth for new products. The new facility is a expected to be operational by fall 2022.
TELUS International Corp.
August 24, 2021
Customer experience (CX) innovator that designs, builds and delivers digital solutions for global brands
TELUS International provides multilingual digital customer experience and digital IT solutions to clients all over the world. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has over 56,000 team members, operates in more than 25 countries and partners with brands across high-growth industry verticals including technology and games, communications and media, eCommerce and fintech, healthcare, and travel and hospitality. In the United States, TELUS International also has operations in Folsom, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Located at 3450 Ingleside Boulevard in North Charleston, TELUS International’s new facility will increase the company’s operating capacity to meet growing customer demand. “We are thrilled to be expanding into North Charleston and tapping into the region’s attractive talent pool to support our company’s continued growth, as well as becoming more actively involved in the months and years ahead in community-giving and volunteer initiatives to contribute to the health and well-being of the region’s citizens," says TELUS International Chief Operating Officer Chuck Koskovich. Hiring is currently underway, and the firm expects to be fully staffed locally by 2022.
July 8, 2021
MOLYKOTE® specialty lubricants manufacturing
DuPont’s Cooper River site in the Charleston Metro Area is home to DuPont™ Hytrel® Thermoplastic Elastomers operations and has been expanded to include manufacturing of MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants. To address the growing market for autonomous and electric vehicles, as well as to meet regulatory requirements and sustainability needs for automotive and industrial applications, DuPont has invested millions of dollars in MOLYKOTE® manufacturing facilities to ensure continuing global capacity and a cost-effective supply chain for the production of high-quality, high-performance lubrication products. Coupled with extensive tribology and material science expertise, these investments reinforce DuPont’s capability for market growth in automotive, electronics, food and beverage, healthcare, heavy industry, and renewable energy and position the company for geographic expansion. “Expansion of the site has created tremendous economic growth and opportunities for DuPont and the Tri-County region,” said Bill Alexander, Cooper River site leader and unit leader for DuPont’s MOLYKOTE®, Hytrel™ and Liveo™ brands. “We are excited to be in an exceptional position to better service our customers and provide solutions to their lubrication challenges.” https://berkeleymeansbusiness.com/dupont-investments-in-manufacturing-facilities-expand-molykote-specialty-lubricants-production-in-berkeley-county/
June 29, 2021
Revenue cycle management (RCM), laboratory information systems and other IT solutions for diagnostic healthcare providers
Headquartered in San Diego, California, the new Berkeley County location will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand, especially as diagnostic providers continue to face challenges from the pandemic, and technology support has proven crucial to meet rising volumes and maximize reimbursement. The new XIFIN facility, located at 100 Benefitfocus Way in Charleston, is slated to open in August 2021 and will add 150 jobs over the next two years.
Mainstream Pine Products LLC
January 29, 2021
Crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery
This facility will serve as the centerpiece of Mainstream’s strategy to become the highest quality, lowest cost producer of CTO derivatives in North America. CTO is a renewable, non-food resource and a byproduct of pine trees used in paper manufacturing. It is a vital component of many chemicals including renewable diesel processing products, lubricants, adhesives, inks, paints, coatings, and tire and rubber additives. Company officials say they chose the Berkeley site at Charleston International Manufacturing Center because it "affords an ideal manufacturing location in an integrated industrial park with reliable infrastructure and intermodal access for efficient delivery of source materials and shipping of refined products." The company anticipates starting construction later this year with operations commencing in 2023.