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Carver Companies expanding its Charleston County operations

CARVER COMPANIES EXPANDING ITS CHARLESTON COUNTY OPERATIONS

South Carolina Department of Commerce
February 22, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Carver Companies, a diversified group of manufacturing and construction companies, will be expanding its Charleston County operations. Located in North Charleston, S.C., the expansion is expected to bring $13 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 22 new jobs.
 
Founded in 1989, Carver Construction was the first in the family of Carver Companies, originating as a single crew digging small projects and expanding to offer a variety of developmental site work. Carver Companies also includes Canaday Sweepers Property Management, Carver Sand and Gravel, Coeymans Industrial Park, Port of Coeymans and Coeymans Marine Towing (CMT), all of which are based in New York. Through CMT, the company owns and operates eight tug boats and 30 barges, which are used to service clients' needs.
 
Located on the former U.S. Naval Base at 1210 Truxtun Avenue in North Charleston, S.C., the company has already begun pier dredging and building renovations. Hiring for the new positions is underway, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.

QUOTES
 
"I am humbled by the hospitality shown by the Charleston business community, as well as the state and local economic development folks here in the greater Charleston area. We look forward to developing a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with both, as Carver Companies continues to grow and bring more jobs to South Carolina." -Carver Companies President Carver Laraway
 
"The fact that Carver Companies has chosen to expand in South Carolina and continue to invest in our people is something for our state to be proud of. This sends a signal to the whole world that our state is open for business." -Gov. Henry McMaster
 
"Today's announcement is yet another big victory for our state's industrial community. I'm excited by all of the success Carver Companies has achieved in South Carolina and across the United States, and I look forward to watching them continue to grow here." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
"Congratulations to Carver Companies on their recent announcement to expand in Charleston County. The success they have found in our community shows the strength of our business-friendly climate and strong workforce. As Carver continues to grow, we at Charleston County will continue to support their efforts." -Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
 
"The Carver Companies announcement demonstrates our investment in supporting and fostering growth within our existing businesses. Our Business Concierge team was able to expeditiously support Carver's needs, helping to facilitate this exciting expansion for the City of North Charleston." -Charleston County Economic Development Director Steve Dykes

FIVE FAST FACTS
  • Carver Companies expanding its Charleston County operations.
  • $13 million investment to create 22 new jobs.
  • Carver Companies represents a diversified group of construction and manufacturing companies.
  • Located at 1210 Truxtun Avenue in North Charleston, S.C., the company has already begun facility improvements.  
Hiring for the new positions has already begun, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.  


About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998 
afairwell@sccommerce.com 
www.SCcommerce.com 
  
 
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