ISA Corp. announced plans this week for a glove manufacturing plant in Hartford in Geneva County.
The Oregon-based company plans to make nitrile and latex gloves in the 45,000-square-foot speculative building in Geneva County Industrial Park.
Plans call for 80 employees at the plant.
In announcing the plans, the Alabama Department of Commerce describes ISA Corp. as a multi-national company involved in manufacturing, engineering, design, research and development that produces over 100 million dipped nitrile latex parts annually.
ISA Alabama Corp.’s product profile involves nitrile gloves, latex gloves and boot coverings that supply an array of industry sectors.
John Feusner, president of ISA Alabama Corp., said the investment was possible because of the teamwork of local authorities and utilities.
“ISA Alabama represents the best in latex product manufacturing and will be a great addition to Alabama’s diverse manufacturing base and will be a premiere employer in Southeast Alabama,” said Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield.
Brenda Tuck, rural development manager for the Department of Commerce, said the new company will have a major impact on Hartford, a town with 2,600 residents.
“Alabama’s rural communities have shown time and time again that they can support sophisticated manufacturing operations thanks to the skills and dedication of the local workforces,” Tuck said.
“This is another illustration that rural Alabama has a lot of advantages to offer companies from all over the world.”