Italy-based SATA USA, a high-tech components manufacturer, will invest $114 million to establish its machining operation at the North Brownsville Heavy Manufacturing Campus in Brownsville, Texas. SATA USA, a subsidiary of Italy-based SATA Group, plans to create 300 jobs over a 10-year period.
Governor Greg Abbott said the Texas Enterprise Fund offered an incentive of $1.8 million to attract the firm to The Lone Star State.
“Texas continues to be an economic powerhouse thanks to an environment and government that encourages business growth by limiting taxes, regulations and bureaucracy,” said Governor Abbott. “I am proud that SATA Group has chosen to expand in the Rio Grande Valley, bringing high-quality jobs to a region that is vital to the growth of our state. The best thing a government can do to create jobs and prosperity is get out of the way of employers, and as Governor, I will continue to pursue policies that do just that.”
“Our level of quality and superior manufacturing productivity created a global demand for our machined products and services,” said Pietro Cinotto, Vice President of SATA USA. “It grew to the point where it made sense for us to enter the North American market and that’s when Brownsville, Texas came into our site selection process. The overwhelming support helped us make the decision to settle in Brownsville.”
“In the long term, the SATA development will be the anchor for the North Brownsville Heavy Manufacturing Campus, which will become a major economic pillar for South Texas,” said Jason Hilts, President/CEO of the Brownsville Economic Development Council. “This major development perfectly aligned with our vision of transforming Brownsville into an advanced manufacturing hub and hotbed for suppliers.”
North Brownsville Heavy Manufacturing Campus is a 350-acre development, on newly designated Interstate 169, which is integrating industry via private enterprise, the public sector, the university system, community college and technical training facilities within the campus, the Governor’s Office said. It will house a vertically-integrated machining-foundry-forging operation by 2020. Plans also include an aluminum die cast operation, large plastic injection molder, distribution center and apprenticeship training center with an emphasis on machinists. According to state officials the campus has as potential to create 4,000 jobs in a 10-year period.