Jabil Opens Healthcare Facility in the Dominican Republic
PIISA Industrial Park site to generate a total of 500+ new job opportunities
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic–Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) announced the official opening of its newly constructed healthcare manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic. The new site features over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Bajos de Haina’s PIISA Industrial Park, part of the area’s fast-growing free trade zone.
The operation supports Jabil’s Jabil Regulated Industries division and will produce a variety of precision medical products including COVID-19 test kits. Construction began in 2019 and now boasts 36,000 sq ft of clean/dry room space and a trained workforce of more than 400 manufacturing employees, which Jabil expects to grow by 250 by Summer 2021.
“Jabil’s presence in the Dominican Republic began in September 2018 with the opening of our shared services office,” said Steve Borges, executive vice president and CEO of Jabil Regulated Industries. “Our decision to open and grow our manufacturing operations in the Dominican Republic is in large part due to the high-caliber talent pool and pride of work shown by employees in the island.”
Yesterday, Jabil held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by Borges, and the Dominican Republic President, his Excellency Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona. The speeches were followed by a ribbon-cutting and limited tour of the new facility.
The event was attended by John Mahaz, operations senior vice president, Jabil Regulated Industries; Victor Bisono, minister of industry, commerce and mypimes; Miguel Decamps, minister of labor; Eduardo Sanz Lovaton, customs director; Daniel Liranzo, director of the National Council of Export Free Zones; Luis Jose Bonilla, president of the Dominican Association of Free Zones, and others.
Jabil Regulated Industries provides expertise in manufacturing and supply chain solutions, combined with exceptional engineering and design capabilities to develop product solutions across a broad range of medical devices.
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