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ISA TanTec Expands its Global Presence with the Official Opening of its First Tannery in the US
Vicksburg, MS, USA – May 29, 2015 – ISA TanTec Ltd announced today the grand opening of Mississippi TanTec in Vicksburg, its first tannery in the United States. Together with its award-winning sister facilities in Saigon, Vietnam, and Heshan, China, ISA TanTec now has three tanneries in the key geographic manufacturing regions.
Company officials were joined by members of the state and local government, customers and business partners to celebrate the occasion. Over 600 guests attended the event.
With a total investment of $10.1 millions, this facility boasts a land size of 210,000 sqm. The initial production capacity is in the range of 600,000 sqf. per month. It is expected to generate over 360 positions in the next five years.
“I am thrilled to see this vision of Made in USA come true,” expressed Thomas Schneider, CEO & President, ISA Industrial Ltd, “Manufacturing in the US allows us to be much closer to raw material suppliers and customers. We are also pleased to bring our LITE philosophy to the US market, minimizing environmental footprint while providing premium quality leather to customers.” He expressed his gratitude towards the state and local government for their ongoing support and collaboration on this exciting project.
“Just over a year ago, ISA TanTec announced its plans to bring its first U.S. leather tannery to Mississippi, and today we celebrate as the project comes full circle. This will create hundreds of new jobs for the area’s workforce,” Gov. Bryant said. “I look forward to watching the growth and success of Mississippi TanTec Leather in Vicksburg and congratulate the company on this exciting milestone.”
ISA TanTec has been staying ahead of the curve. With the addition of its US facility, the company will continue to capitalize on its advanced technology and team of multi-national expertise to better serve its premium customers worldwide.