Maxter Healthcare Files To Build Glove Manufacturing Factory On 215-Acre Brazoria County Campus
Maxter Healthcare Inc. has filed with state and local officials to build a $90M, 318K SF factory on its 215-acre campus in Brazoria County.
Maxter Healthcare is a subsidiary of Malaysia-based Supermax Corp. and specializes in manufacturing medical gloves. This factory will be Supermax’s first manufacturing site in the United States.
The facility is expected to cost $500M and create up to 1,200 jobs, according to reporting by the Alvin Sun. Located on CR 48 near Highway 288 in Rosharon, about 30 miles south of Houston, the Brazoria County location was chosen from a site list that included New York, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, the Alvin Sun reported.
The Brazoria County Commissioners’ Court created a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone for the project, which will 100% abate the company’s real and property taxes for seven years, according to the Brazoria County Economic Development Alliance.
The facility will be constructed in four phases, and each phase is expected to produce 400 million gloves per month. That would equate to 19.2 billion gloves per year.
“This domestic manufacturing capacity will aid the U. S. in its ability to respond to the current pandemic and help safeguard the U.S. in the future,” Maxter Healthcare President Stanley Thai told the Alvin Sun.
Glove production should begin by the end of this year as the first phase is expected to be completed, according to Rubber News. Over the next four to six years, the manufacturing site will ramp up to provide 20% to 25% of the domestic demand and consumption of medical gloves.
A filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shows the factory is expected to be completed by March 2024, though those records often change.
Arco/Murray is the design-builder for the campus, which will eventually comprise eight buildings. Arco also designed and built Supermax’s first U.S. distribution headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, in 2012, according to Arco.