SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that a new W.W. Grainger Inc. facility has opened in San Antonio.
Grainger, which has more than 40 locations in Texas, including two in San Antonio, is the nation's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, serving across industries such as health care, manufacturing and hospitality.
“Texas continues to be an economic leader throughout the world, thanks to a business climate that encourages growth and innovation,” Abbott said. “In addition to our low-tax and limited regulation environment, Texas offers one of the strongest and most highly skilled workforces in the nation. I am proud that Grainger has chosen San Antonio as the site of their new facility and as governor, I will continue to promote policies that attract industry leaders like Grainger to the Lone Star State.”
Abbott said the project represents a $3.9 million investment in the state. A grant offer of $975,000 has been extended by a Texas Enterprise Fund to Grainger.
“Grainger has been in Texas since 1934, so we know the state provides a talented workforce and vibrant business community,” said Jim Ryan, who is Grainger's chairman, president and CEO. “Team members in this new San Antonio location will offer our customers products and solutions to help keep their facilities running and people safe. We look forward to having this facility fully operational this summer.”
“Bexar County applauds the high-quality, high-wage jobs that Grainger is creating within our community,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said.
The company said they plan to hire about 200 employees at the new facility.
“We are excited to assist Fortune 500 company Grainger in selecting San Antonio to locate their newest operation,” said Wayne Peacock, chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. “The new facility will create about 200 jobs and represents a capital investment of almost $4 million, adding to San Antonio’s positive economic momentum."
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