Charleston company expands, creating jobs

A Charleston-based electronic company announces a new investment that will expand its facility to bring in 75 new jobs to the area. BAE Systems is expanding its North Charleston operations to accommodate a growing electronics engineering program.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the City of North Charleston, and Charleston County joined collaboratively for this effort, which is part of a BAE consolidation of three plants into one.
The investment is expected to create 75 jobs, and bring in around $4.5 million this year, and 100 more jobs in 2010.
BAE focuses primarily on the fabrication of shipboard simulators, access control security systems, fuel handling equipment, communications and IT networks, and other classified electronic systems.
In a statement, BAE Charleston Vice President Kris Busch said the key to the company’s long-term success, since the 1970’s, has been the location. He says: “Charleston’s quality of life is a real magnet in terms of employee recruitment and retention.”

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