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Bourne Group Expands Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Operations

Bourne Group, an industry leader in the manufacturing and installation of marine signage, plans to expand operations in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The $3.7 million investment will create 43 new jobs in Charleston County.

Moving to a new facility located at 301 Ports Authority Drive, Bourne Group’s expansion will house operations for leading-edge printing, digital cutting and CNC routing, as well as logistics project management, sales and design. The new facility will be operational by the end of 2021.

"We are very excited to move Bourne Group headquarters to the town of Mount Pleasant. It is no secret that the Lowcountry has been sought after as a place to live and relocate to for years, and the pandemic has only accelerated this development. There is plenty of talent locally, and we hope the move and the investment in our facility will attract the type of workforce we will need to continue to be an industry leader and meet the annual growth Bourne Group typically experiences,” said Bourne Group Owner Patrick McNulty.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Charleston County was also awarded a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to this project.

“After establishing operations in our state nearly 15 years ago, we are thrilled that Bourne Group continues to grow and succeed here. This expansion once again demonstrates that South Carolina is a place where companies want to do business, and we applaud their investment and the new jobs they are bringing to Charleston County,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

Founded in 2007, Bourne Group has built a portfolio ranging from maritime safety signs to full-service capabilities for the cruise and commerce shipping industries. With its U.S. headquarters based in Charleston, Bourne Group also has an international presence in the Netherlands.

“Today’s announcement reflects the diversification of our state’s economy, with the maritime industry increasing its presence in South Carolina. This expansion by the Bourne Group in Charleston County further proves that South Carolina has the business climate and network companies are looking for,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

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