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Britain-Based JCB Plans San Antonio, Texas, Manufacturing Complex

Britain-based JCB, Inc., a manufacturer of construction, agricultural, and industrial equipment, plans to establish operations in San Antonio, Texas. The more than $265 million project is expected to create approximately 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

The new manufacturing facility will produce telescopic handlers and aerial work platforms.

"The growth we’ve experienced in the past few years in North America has been extensive and demand for our products continues to grow," said JCB North America President and CEO Richard Fox-Marrs. "The decision to expand our manufacturing footprint will bring us even closer to our customers and will allow us to further capitalize on market opportunities in North America."

The project is being supported by a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $5,684,350 and a Veteran Created Job Bonus of $42,000.

"Texas remains the best place in America for businesses to call home," noted Governor Greg Abbott. "Companies from across the nation and around the world continue to relocate to Texas and expand here because we offer an unmatched economic climate with business-friendly policies that empower them to succeed. We are proud to welcome JCB to San Antonio and look forward to the hundreds of good-paying jobs and millions in investment this new facility will bring to hardworking Texans in Bexar County. Working together, we will continue to strengthen our manufacturing industry and build a brighter Texas of tomorrow.”

J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited (JCB) is a British multinational manufacturer of equipment for construction, agriculture, waste handling, and demolition. The company is one of the largest privately owned engineering and manufacturing companies in the UK and the world's third largest manufacturer of construction machinery.

"We are thrilled to welcome JCB to our Greater San Antonio region," said greater:SATX President & CEO Jenna Saucedo-Herrera. "This represents the largest single investment of new jobs in our San Antonio region in over 20 years. This project’s impact will be felt for generations to come as the more than 1,500 jobs will provide career opportunities with pathways to economic mobility for so many in our community. We look forward to supporting JCB as it builds its operations in the region."

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