FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sri Trang USA, Inc.
William "Billy" E. Harris III
Tampa, FL - June 30, 2021 Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Sri Trang"), has a strong interest in expanding their glove manufacturing footprint with a campus in the USA. Sri Trang is exploring several locations in both the Southwest and Southeast as candidates. The proposed 100-plus acre campus will serve as a North American hub for Sri Trang comprising a nitrile glove manufacturing facility, distribution center and warehouse, and administrative complex. The facility will support Sri Trang's existing operation in Tampa, Florida - Sri Trang USA, Inc. - and augment their east coast distribution centers.
Potential US production is estimated to reach 2.5 billion nitrile gloves annually after the first full year of production. The plans for the new facility incorporate the latest manufacturing technology, A.I., and increased automation to ensure operational efficiency commensurate with Sri Trang's facilities in Thailand.
"Adding glove production in the largest glove consumption market will shorten the lead-time and strengthen supply certainty for US customers currently purchasing from conventional sources of gloves in Asia. Additionally, the hub will bring comprehensive glove know-how as a valuable and much-needed market resource in North America. These gloves will be free from tariffs, import related supply chain disruptions, and can be supplied under both Sri Trang brands and OEM brands. The campus seeks to incorporate "Green" thinking with the potential for locally sourced materials, multipurpose areas, and eco-friendly energy sources. The US factory will create hundreds of quality jobs in a variety of areas including production, engineering, and logistics. To support this initiative we anticipate coordination with local and federal governmental agencies for various kinds of incentives." said William E. Harris, Ill CEO of Sri Trang USA, Inc.
Sri Trang established its first factory in January 1989 and has grown to be the largest glove producer in Thailand. Additionally, Sri Trang ranks among the world's leading glove producers. Currently, Sri Trang has 10 glove manufacturing facilities on 3 campuses across Thailand. Our Hat Yai campus comprises 100 production lines on 160 acres. We have 28 production lines at our nearly 120- acre Surat Thani campus. Our Trang campus contains 24 production lines on 232 acres. Sri Trang produces 35 billion disposable glove pieces annually and exports to 140+ countries globally.Read More