MANUFACTURING

Gilbert, Arizona is dedicated to creating a pro-business environment for companies looking to expand or relocate. With a competitive operating environment, simplified tax systems, and some of the lowest corporate and individual tax rates across the country, Gilbert is your next business destination.

Accessibility to Workforce Talent

With convenient market accessibility, an abundance of skilled labor, and an affordable operating environment, Arizona continually ranks as one of the best states for manufacturing. Over 3,000 manufacturing establishments call the Phoenix metro home, allowing them to access over 34 million consumers within a half-day truck haul. Gilbert-based companies enjoy benefits from decades of investment in local education and workforce development initiatives.

 

Manufacturing Quick Facts

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Job Growth 2014 - 2019

2019 Degrees Awarded Related to Manufacturing Occupations

Manufacturing Jobs within a 30-Minute Commute

SILENT-AIRE

A manufacturer of custom HVAC systems in the healthcare, industrial, and data center markets, Silent-Aire, relocated its U.S. Headquarters to Gilbert, Arizona in 2017.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN

From its Gilbert, Arizona facility, Northrop Grumman develops and manufactures small- and medium-class space systems for commercial, military, and civil government customers.

Curry Supply Company

Curry Supply Company,  a manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles, expanded its operations to Gilbert in January of 2020.

Recent Expansions in Gilbert

Curry Supply Company

Curry Supply Company, a manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles, purchased the former Silent-Aire property in January of 2020. Curry expanded into to Gilbert to accommodate their growing operations and extend support assistance for their west coast clients.

Prenexus Health

Prenexus Health produces one of the worlds’ first organic prebiotic ingredients from high fiber sugarcane for use in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. With Prenexus Health expanding into Gilbert, 49 jobs and 39,000-square-feet were added.

Footprint

Footprint is a sustainable technology firm focused on reducing or eliminating plastics through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies. Footprint’s headquarters are located in Gilbert and when they expanded their operations, they added 285 jobs and 131,796-square-feet.

Notable Manufacturers in Gilbert

Curry Supply Company
Bob Dale Gloves
Pure Logic Industries
Skin Actives
C & B Piping, Inc
American Manufacturing
Rigid Industries

Rigid Industries
Imaginetics
Tomar Electronics Inc
Adept Life Sciences
Andersen Corporation
Hawkeye Precision
S H Steel Co Inc

R X Systems Inc
Butler Chemicals Inc
Aspect Systems Inc
Heliae
Superlite Block Inc
Herbally Yours Inc
Bio Huma Netics

EDUCATIONAL ASSETS FOR MANUFACTURERS

Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the largest community college networks in the nation, produces top two-year technical talent with 270,000 students. Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers educational programs centered on careers in manufacturing. The college focuses on three major sub-categories primarily found in the Phoenix market:

  • High-Tech Manufacturing: The manufacture of high-tech equipment such as computers, semiconductors, electronic instruments, and communications equipment.
  • Aerospace: The manufacture of aircraft, aircraft engines, rockets, missiles, space vehicles, and navigation equipment for both the military and civilian markets.
  • Other Manufacturing: All other manufacturing areas, including food and metals processing, clothing, chemicals, furniture, machinery, electrical, and transportation equipment manufacturing.

The East Valley Institute of Technology offers an adult education as well as a high school education Precision Manufacturing program that allows students to learn the setup and operation of modern, manual and computerized tools used by machinists, die and mold makers, and skilled professionals in the manufacturing industry.  Through this program, students will develop leadership, management, quality control, business and customer relations skills while working towards national certifications.

Interested in Expanding to Gilbert?

If your company is looking to expand and/or relocate, is a current Gilbert-based business, or are looking to start a business, our team is a free resource ready to help you!

Contact our team today to learn about our pro-business environment, business assistance programs, taxes, and properties.

Manufacturing Announcements in Gilbert

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