Defense Engineering Services Expanding Charleston County Operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Defense Engineering Services (DES), a governmental engineering company, announced plans to expand Charleston County operations. The company’s $2.5 million investment will create 45 new jobs. The expansion will be complete in May.
DES is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that provides high-value engineering and manufacturing services for the aerospace and defense industry. It services the U.S. Department of Defense through vehicle systems integration, automotive design, survivability solutions, reverse engineering and obsolescence issues, while also serving the U.S. Army with medical training systems and innovative armor.
According to a South Carolina Department of Commerce release, DES Managing Principles B ob Cole nad Greg Gordon said, “DES is excited to expand our engineering and prototype manufacturing operations in Charleston County. Operations have grown year over year for a decade. This growth can be attributed to the business-friendly environment and technically capable workforce of South Carolina and Charleston County.”
John F. Wall IV acted as legal counsel for DES on this project, assisting the company with negotiating and implementing tax incentive packages and all other due diligence matters.
Established in 1974 by the South Carolina Electric Cooperatives, CEEUS, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Line Equipment Sales, Inc., serves electric cooperatives, municipalities, investor-owned utilities and electrical contractors across South Carolina. CEEUS aims to be the supplier partner for all electrical supplies and materials to electric utilities and contractors by supplying equipment to its customers at a great value. In addition to electrical materials, the company offers personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and a tool repair service.