CHURCH ROCK, N.M.—Rhino Health L.L.C. plans to invest more than $49 million in a 124,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and warehouse to produce nitrile gloves.
According to a New Mexico Economic Development Department news release, Rhino Health will launch a multi-phased manufacturing plan to establish and then expand U.S. production of nitrile rubber gloves. The firm intends to market its products to government agencies, medical facilities, the food industry and retail.
The project, once fully expanded, will create about 350 jobs in the region.
"I'm so proud to see another world-class manufacturing leader choose to invest in New Mexico," Gov. Susana Martinez said in a statement. "Since 2011, we have worked hard to make New Mexico business-friendly for manufacturers and we are again seeing the results of our efforts."
Rhino Health is the U.S.-based subsidiary of South Korean rubber conglomerate Jungwoo Rubber & Plastic. The firm said the site will be its first nitrile glove factory in the U.S.