Charleston, S.C. – Attorneys with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP and economic development professionals with Parker Poe Consulting have helped Protego, a German manufacturer, establish a new facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. The company plans to invest $3.7 million at the new sales and manufacturing facility.
“Parker Poe gives us very good support here locally, really for all facets of our business,” said Chris Mason, president of Protego (USA). “We used Parker Poe for the lease agreement for this project. We’ve used the firm for help reviewing contracts and with human resources-related services as well.”
Protego is a German company that makes industrial safety products that protect against fires and explosions. Its equipment is used in refineries, chemical plants, offshore platforms, and other industrial applications. Protego has operated a sales and manufacturing facility in the Charleston region for 15 years, and now it is expanding this facility as it relocates to Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston.
“We value our relationship with Protego and look forward to continuing to serve the company as it grows,” said Jenni Dunlap, a partner on Parker Poe’s Manufacturing & Distribution team. “This relationship is a great example of Parker Poe’s team approach to client service because attorneys from a wide range of practice groups and offices worked together to support Protego throughout this process.”
Parker Poe has advised Protego on economic development incentives, contracts, lease negotiation, employment, and more. You can find additional information about the firm’s full-service approach to clients here.
For more than 60 years, Protego has operated on the motto of founder Robert Leinemann: Good technical ideas and sound workmanship are the basis for the success of a company. The company is headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany. It manufacturers specialized products such as flame and detonation arresters and low-pressure tank vents used in many industrial applications.
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