NATIONAL GYPSUM FINALIZES PURCHASE OF PLANT SITE
National Gypsum Co. announced in late January that it had finalized its purchase of the site for a new wallboard plant in Eloy, AZ.
National Gypsum has purchased property along Sunshine Boulevard in Eloy, with access to Interstate 8, Interstate 10 and the Union Pacific Railroad, which has committed to provide rail service to the new wallboard plant. It is investing approximately $140 million for the project. Plant operations will be based on National Gypsum’s low-cost model, supported by a nearby gypsum rock source, high-speed technology, direct rail access and large-scale production.
“We have forged an excellent working relationship with the city of Eloy, Mayor Byron Jackson and the Casa Grande Economic Development Foundation,” said CEO Thomas C. Nelson. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”
The new facility will bring up to 100 direct jobs and an additional 150 indirect jobs to the community. Zoning for the plant and a development agreement regarding infrastructure for the site and other related matters were approved by the Eloy City Council on Jan. 22.
“On behalf of the city of Eloy, we are pleased to bring National Gypsum to the community,” said Jackson. “National Gypsum is an economic powerhouse that will create a new industrial zone and add to our perpetual list of manufacturing companies here in the great city of Eloy.”