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Charleston region chosen for corporate headquarters for Briggs Plumbing Products, Inc.

Briggs Plumbing Products, a manufacturer of plumbing fixtures and faucets including vitreous china and porcelain enameled steel, announced today the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Berkeley County. The company will also expand its current distribution center in the region. Employment at the distribution center has grown from 30 to 50 employees since opening in March. Corporate office employees are expected to reach 60 by the middle of 2001. The combined relocation and expansion will create 90 new jobs and result in a multi-million dollar investment, according to an announcement made today in conjunction with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. Continue reading

Charleston named among best cities to start and grow a company

For the second year in a row, the Charleston region of South Carolina has been included in Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the Best Places to Start and Grow a Company. This year, the region's ranking climbed to number six among the nation's smaller metro areas. Continue reading

Charleston region attracts Smartech division of Jackson and Tull Engineering

The Charleston Region has attracted the SMARTech Division of Jackson and Tull, a Washington, DC-based aerospace engineering firm. Jackson and Tull is investing over $750,000 in the local region and will create 12 new, direct jobs in 2000, expanding to over 25 jobs in 2001. Continue reading

Greenville investor to build $32M plastics export center in Charleston County

Sea Pac LLC, an Upstate-based startup company that plans to transport plastic pellets to overseas manufacturers, is investing $32 million to build a large export operation off U.S. Highway 78. Continue reading
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