HID Global Selects Austin for New Operations Center, Will Add 276 Jobs
published on November 10, 2012
HID Global announced it will combine manufacturing and distribution operations in North America to create a new, Genuine HID Operations Center based in Austin, Texas. The company is a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, products, and services, and its current Austin location is close to the homes of Avery Ranch.
“Austin is an ideal location for investing in the construction of our new state-of-the-art facility, thanks to its business-friendly climate,” Rodney Glass, HID Global senior vice president of Global Quality and Operations, said. “The greater Austin area represents a robust resource base of people and services that will provide an excellent platform for scaling our operations to support the future growth of our business.”
The facility will include a high-tech manufacturing operation that will produce HID Global’s secure identity products for enterprise and government customers. The new location will include construction of a 200,000 square foot operations center on approximately 20 acres, with a total capital investment of $35 million. The project will create 276 jobs over the next 10 years.
“This announcement reflects the strength of our local economy. The diverse set of jobs this project will create make it an ideal fit for Austin,” said Mayor Lee Leffingwell. “The City of Austin expects a positive local impact of $2.3 million over a 10-year period. We look forward to a positive and long lasting relationship with HID Global as they make Austin their new home.”
Manufacturing activities will include assembly operations, offset printing, and programming. In addition to manufacturing, the site also will include warehousing and shipping, plus offices for regional management, customer service, engineering, purchasing and quality.
“Employers know they can come to Texas to create jobs and opportunity because we’ve kept our taxes low and regulations predictable, and made sure our courts are fair and our workforce is skilled and educated,” adds Governor Rick Perry. “This TEF investment will create a job and livelihood for more than 230 Texans, and adds HID Global to the long list of world class employers that have chosen to do business in Austin.”
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