ISA Corp. chooses the county of Geneva for its glove manufacturing
Based in Oregon ISA Corp.., a maker of nitrile and latex gloves, announced plans to open a production facility in Geneva County, creating 80 jobs over two years at the rural Alabama site.
ISA Alabama Corp., as the new venture is called, will occupy a 45,000 square foot speculative building in the Cantonal Industrial Park of Geneva off Alabama Highway 167 in Hartford. The project represents an investment of several million dollars.
“We are delighted to welcome ISA Alabama Corp. in Geneva County, the Wiregrass region and the State of Alabama,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “This project is further evidence of the tremendous collaborative regional teamwork working with ISA Alabama at the state, regional and local levels.”
“ISA Alabama represents the best in latex product manufacturing and will be a great addition to Alabama’s diverse manufacturing base and will be a premier employer in Southeast Alabama,” Canfield said.
ISA Corp. is a multinational company involved in manufacturing, engineering, design, research and development that produces over 100 million dipped nitrile latex parts per year.
The product profile of ISA Alabama Corp. includes nitrile gloves, latex gloves and boot covers that supply a range of industrial sectors.
Chairman of ISA Alabama Corp. John Feusner said that the growth project was made possible thanks to the support of many organizations at national and regional levels, as well as the help of public services.
“These organizations have worked hard as a team, and we are very excited to grow our business in Sweet Home Alabama,” Feusner said.
Once the agreements are finalized, the project will take the next steps of finishing the specification building, constructing an extension to the industrial access road and phasing in a hiring plan.
The company expects to be operational in the third quarter of 2023.
Geneva Departmental Commission Chairman Toby Seay said he was pleased to see ISA Alabama Corp. join the industrial ranks of the Wiregrass region.
“The Geneva County Commission has worked very hard to put the economic pieces together by creating the Geneva County Industrial Park and then adding the new 45,000 square foot speculative building so we can position our region for opportunity,” Seay said.
Besides these public services, other organizations involved in recruiting ISA Alabama Corp. include the Ministry of Commerce, AIDTthe Alabama Department of Transportationthe Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation. and the Dothan Region Chamber of Commerce / Grow Dothan. Local government entities, including cities in Hartford, Dothan and Companywere also involved.
Brenda Tuckdirector of rural development for the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the manufacturing operation of ISA Alabama Corp. will have a significant financial impact on Hartford, a community of approximately 2,600 people.
“Rural Alabama communities have shown time and time again that they can sustain sophisticated manufacturing operations, thanks to the skills and dedication of the local workforce,” Tuck said. “This is another illustration that Rural Alabama has a lot of benefits to offer businesses around the world.
This story originally appeared on the Alabama Department of Commerce Website made in Alabama.