Consumer products manufacturer IRIS USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based IRIS Ohyama Inc., purchased a 59-acre site to open its Western U.S. Regional Headquarters at Skyway Business Park in Surprise, Arizona.
The firm plans to develop a 420,000-square-foot office, manufacturing, and distribution facility near the southwest corner of Dysart and Cactus roads. IRIS USA will use the facility to manufacture and distribute its consumer plastics storage products and conduct research and development.
"IRIS USA selected Surprise for its western regional headquarters due to the site's excellent location and infrastructure, as well as the myriad of community amenities our city offers," said Mayor Sharon Wolcott. "IRIS will be investing tens of millions of dollars and creating approximately 150 jobs in our city that will significantly add to our overall economic base. Our community is thrilled to welcome the IRIS family to Surprise, Arizona."
"The rail-served project, which is in a designated Foreign Trade Zone, is of significant value to IRIS USA," noted Rob Stephens of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, the commercial real estate advisory firm that announced the closing. "These special benefits, paired with the premium accessibility and location, helped to cement IRIS' decision to plant a company flag in Surprise." This project will be centered between Loop 303, the new Northern Parkway, Loop 101 and State Highway 60, along the BNSF Railroad in Surprise.