HID Global plant set to open in North Austin

Jan 13, 2014
Austin Business Journal

The HID Global Corp. world headquarters facility is set to open in North Austin on Jan. 13, with several high level officials in attendance at the invitation-only event, including Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security


HID Global manufactures cards and card readers for controlled access as well as a variety of other security and identification products


The plant, on a 22-acre site at 611 Center Ridge Drive, is already operational but the 250,000-square-foot manufacturing and office facility won’t be fully ramped up until the third quarter of 2015. About 40 employees are involved in the initial operations


The plant cost $35 million, with a total investment in the project of $50 million. Included in the deal were some hefty local and state incentives that Austin Business Journal outlined in a previous article


HID Global produced more than 70 million corporate identification badges last year and the federal government — including White House security — is a significant customer. The company’s operations will be consolidated at the Austin facility, which will include manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distributions and sales functions


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