Trendco USA to build $43 million facility in Alabama

Tuskegee facility will create 292 jobs in Macon County

Trendco USA, based in South Carolina, plans to open a plant in Tuskegee.

Trendco USA, a nitrile medical glove producer based in Columbia, South Carolina, will build a $32 million facility in Tuskegee, creating 292 jobs.

The facility will be in the new Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park off of I-85 in Macon County, according to Gov. Kay Ivey’s office.

Trendco plans to install as many as 10 glove production lines at its REAL Park location, eventually expanding to produce masks and gowns.

“We are very excited about our move to Alabama and look forward to building our PPE manufacturing facility in Tuskegee,” said Trendco USA CEO Darryl Hunter. “We believe the people of Tuskegee and the surrounding communities will play a vital role in our success in the medical technology sector.”

Trendco has signed an agreement to lease more than 100,000 square feet in Building 100 in REAL Park, where the company will initially set up a distribution operation as it prepares to launch glove production.

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REAL Park will eventually offer a combined 6.2 million square feet of space when the project’s three phases are completed in five to seven years, according to Justin Patwin, a principal at Farpoint Development, the master developer leading the project.

“They are making a significant commitment to Macon County and the state of Alabama to bring many new jobs to the community,” Patwin said of Trendco.  “We feel this is an incredible start to the overall economic impact REAL Park will have in the region.”

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