W.W. Grainger, the nation’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, opened its new operations and sales facility in San Antonio, Texas. The project represents a $3.9 million capital investment and is expected to create approximately 200 new jobs.
“Grainger has been in Texas since 1934, so we know the state provides a talented workforce and vibrant business community,” said Grainger Chairman, President & CEO, Jim Ryan. “Team members in this new San Antonio location will offer our customers products and solutions to help keep their facilities running and people safe. We look forward to having this facility fully operational this summer.”
Grainger has more than 40 locations in Texas, including two in San Antonio. As an incentive, the Texas Enterprise Fund offered the firm a grant of $975,000.
“Today is the latest example of the economic diversification Texas enjoys thanks to our low-tax, limited-regulation environment,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Texas leads the nation in small-business friendliness and many of our 2.4 million small business owners rely on companies like Grainger to maintain, operate and grow their business.”
“In addition to our low-tax and limited regulation environment, Texas offers one of the strongest and most highly skilled workforces in the nation. I am proud that Grainger has chosen San Antonio as the site of their new facility and as Governor, I will continue to promote policies that attract industry leaders like Grainger to the Lone Star State,” he added.
“Bexar County applauds the high quality, high-wage jobs that Grainger is creating within our community.” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said.
“We are excited to assist Fortune 500 company Grainger in selecting San Antonio to locate their newest operation,” said Wayne Peacock, Chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. “The new facility will create about 200 jobs and represents a capital investment of almost $4 million, adding to San Antonio’s positive economic momentum."