Hendersonville, NC – The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development announced today that Henderson County, North Carolina, will be home to a new manufacturing facility for Jabil Healthcare, a division of Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) and the largest global manufacturing solutions provider in the healthcare industry. The company expects to invest $38 million into the new 180,000 square foot facility, which is set to begin operations in 2022 and create 150 new jobs by 2025.
Jabil plans to construct the new facility on roughly 19 acres of the 41 acre Garrison Lane Property in East Flat Rock, which was recently purchased as part of a historic, three-party agreement among Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville and the Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County (an affiliate of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development), to help protect land for industrial development and job creation. Jabil assessed locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mexico before deciding to locate the new facility in Henderson County.
“We’re very proud of our community,” shared Grady Hawkins, Chair of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. “The result of our collaboration is an outstanding new corporate citizen, and now we all get to reap the benefits of Jabil’s presence in Henderson County for years to come.”
City of Hendersonville’s Mayor, Barbara Volk, added: “Attracting Jabil is a big win for us and truly illustrates the importance of teamwork to advance a common goal. The reward is a higher quality of life and great job opportunities for our community at large.”
Jabil is a global manufacturing services company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida with locations across 30 countries employing more than 260,000 people. Jabil designs and manufactures products used across industry sectors including Healthcare, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense and Telecommunications. The facility in Henderson County will manufacture plastic components used in pharmaceutical applications.
“Innovative and quality healthcare solutions are at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now,” said Jim Cormas, general manager, operations, Jabil, who will oversee operations at the new Jabil location. “Our business is dedicated to providing value to our customers and we’re excited that we’ve been able to find a location that can quickly allow us to grow and help deliver healthcare to people across the world.”
“We’re excited to see the impact of Jabil’s location to our community,” shared Beau Waddell, chair of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development Board of Directors. “But most importantly, we’re proud that Jabil will be making products in our community that will improve global health – we’re most excited to see their broader impact.”
The new facility project was born out of a collaborative effort at the local (Henderson County) and state (North Carolina) level. The project would not have been possible without the support of The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and interlocal public partnership between Henderson County and the City of Hendersonville. This project was generously supported by grant funds from The GoldenLEAF Foundation and the North Carolina Community College System.
To learn more about careers at Jabil Healthcare, visit jabil.com. For more information about the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and its role in protecting and building a strong local economy, visit www.hcped.org.