PALMETTO, FLA. (Sept. 12, 2:35 p.m. ET) — Injection molder Global Components Inc. plans to open a manufacturing site in Palmetto, creating 50 jobs over the next three years.
GCI already operates plants in the United Kingdom and Malaysia making parts for aerospace, medical, defense, automotive and other industries. The Palmetto plant will cover 16,000 square feet and will include a Food and Drug Administration-compliant clean room, officials said in a Sept. 12 news release.
“We have identified a number of excellent growth opportunities in the U.S. market and want to be close to vendors, suppliers and customers,” GCI President Lindsay Rolfe said in the release.
The state of Florida is providing GCI with $240,000 in tax incentives for the project, with Manatee County providing an additional $60,000 in incentives.