FORT WORTH, Texas—A massive new nitrile glove project in Texas will create 800 new jobs in a move that one company official said is only the first step in investing in the region.
Rhino Health plans to locate new operations in an existing 400,000-sq.-ft. building at the Majestic Fort Worth South Business Park in Fort Worth.
Rhino Health already produces gloves in New Mexico in partnership with the Navajo Nation in Church Rock. The nation also is investing to help launch the new Texas manufacturing site.
"This is a significant first step for Rhino Health to invest and grow in the Fort Worth region," Rhino Health CEO Mark Lee said in a statement. "We're confident that this location offers an environment for our employees to thrive and our business to grow."
The new Texas location will triple the production of the company's New Mexico facility.
Chris Strayer, as executive vice president of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, was involved in the process of attracting Rhino Health to his city.
Rhino Health decided on Fort Worth after a selection process that also included consideration of locations in other states, he said. Texas turned out to be a better fit, as it accommodates the requirements of glove making.