EastCoast Mouldings locates in the Charleston area

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2001

Charleston, South Carolina, August 14, 2001 — EastCoast Mouldings, owned by ECMD, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, has expanded to the Charleston Region.

EastCoast Mouldings is based in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Eastport Industrial Park located in Dorchester County. The company is the shipping destination for South American wood products that will be warehoused and distributed to wood products wholesalers. The Charleston facility will operate in concert with a sister manufacturing facility operated by EastCoast Mouldings in Wilkesboro, NC, to complement a new supply chain model being developed by the company.

“We look forward to being part of this area’s business community and to experiencing continued growth as we reside in this ideal port destination,” said Suzette Newburn, Operations Manager of EastCoast Mouldings Charleston facility.

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance helped the company to find its present location at the industrial park in Summerville.

“Quick and easy access to their markets, plus the Port of Charleston, proved to be a winning combination for this growing company,” George Tupper, chairman of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, said of EastCoast Mouldings. “The Alliance is proud to have been involved in their decision to join our regional business community.”

The operation, which currently employs four people, chose the Summerville facility for its proximity to the ports and easy access to delivery of the wood product containers from South America.

“We are pleased to welcome another firm that will serve the world from our region,” William Byrd, chairman of the Dorchester County Council, said. “This investment and the new jobs it brings show our commitment to growing the local tax base and boosting employment opportunities for our residents.”

EastCoast Mouldings began doing business in the Charleston Region in June. The company anticipates expansion at its current facility, but those plans are not immediate.

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