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JCB to build new facility in Texas

JCB’s new manufacturing facility will be built in San Antonio, aided by a grant from the state government

JCB has announced that it will construct a new 72,000 square foot (6,689 square metre) facility to manufacture construction equipment in San Antonio.

The plant will be the second JCB factory in North America, where the company began manufacturing in Savannah, Georgia, in 2001.

The Texas state government says the project is expected to create more than $265 million in capital investment and more than 1,500 new jobs through 2028. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $5,684,350 and a Veteran Created Job Bonus of $42,000 has been extended to JCB.

“Texas is a vibrant and growing economy, and the state offers great advantages in terms of a central location, as well as good highway and port access,” JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald says.

“The city of San Antonio also has a well-established skills base, which makes it a very attractive place to set up a factory.”

JCB North America president and CEO Richard Fox-Marrs adds: “The growth we’ve experienced in the past few years in North America has been extensive and demand for our products continues to grow,.

“The decision to expand our manufacturing footprint will bring us even closer to our customers and will allow us to further capitalise on market opportunities in North America.”

JCB recently announced the release of its electric telehandler in Australia.

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