W.W. Grainger, Inc. has opened a new sales facility in San Antonio, TX. Grainger is a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, serving more than two million businesses and institutions across industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. The expansion project represents a $3.9 million capital investment in Texas.
“Grainger has been in Texas since 1934, so we know the state provides a talented workforce and vibrant business community,” said Grainger Chairman, President and CEO Jim Ryan. “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.”
Grainger has more than 40 locations in Texas, including two in San Antonio. The company plans to hire approximately 200 employees for this new facility.
“Texas continues to be an economic leader throughout the world thanks to a business climate that encourages growth and innovation,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “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.”
A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $975,000 has been extended to Grainger in support of the project. The Texas Legislature created the TEF in 2003 to help attract new companies to Texas and expand existing businesses to create more jobs throughout the state. TEF projects must be approved by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House. The fund has since become one of the state’s most competitive economic development tools.
“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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