BizPROGRESS TREO Projects Since March 2013 Hanergy Holding Group Sector: Alternative Energy www.hanergy.com/en/
Reginald Bennett International Industry Sector: Aerospace & Defense www.rbi-inc.com
Beijing-based Hanergy Holding Group – said to be the world’s largest thin-film photovoltaic company – has completed the equity acquisition of Global Solar Energy. Hanergy will resume Global Solar’s operations in Tucson. The company plans to hire 183 employees and invest $4.9 million, with a total economic impact of $260 million.
RBI is a certified manufacturer of retro-reflective runway, taxiway and heliport lighting. This environmentally friendly technology is used by military, government, civil and commercial operators worldwide. RBI, which currently employs seven people, is relocating operations from Ontario, Canada.
Ascent Aviation Sector: Aerospace & Defense www.ascentmro.com Ascent Aviation is a premiere narrow body aviation maintenance and storage center located at the Tucson International Airport. The company is expected to hire an additional 100 employees and the capital investment is estimated at $4 million. Total economic impact is estimated at $96 million. Universal Bio Mining Sector: Bioscience www.universalbiomining.com Universal Bio Mining is applying synthetic biology to the mining industry, improving mineral extraction processes and remediation processes. The company relocated from California and is partnering with the Arizona Center for Innovation at The University of Arizona Science and Technology Park. The company plans to hire 40 employees with a capital investment of $500,000. The total economic impact is estimated at $39 million.
Mister Car Wash Industry: Other www.mistercarwash.com Mister Car Wash is the largest full-service car wash and lube chain in the United States. The company is headquartered in Tucson and has nearly 4,000 employees. It plans to add 50 employees to the HQ operations. New York Life Insurance Company Industry: Insurance www.newyorklife.com New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States, and one of the largest life insurers in the world. The company announced plans in May 2013 to hire 60 new employees in the region. CaptionCall, a Sorenson Company Industry: Call Center www.captioncall.com CaptionCall offers telephone service for customers with hearing loss. In March 2013, the company announced plans to hire 270 employees in Tucson within the first year.
TREO PERFORMANCE Since Inception 2005 to 2013 Total New Jobs Supported* Capital Investment Total Economic Impact Successful Projects *Direct and Indirect
Recent Fiscal Year FY 2012 – 13 19,916 $799 million $3.9 billion 69 companies
Total New Jobs Supported* Capital Investment Total Economic Impact Successful Projects
2,791 $44.4 million $1.58 billion 8 companies
*Direct and Indirect Source: TREO Winter 2014
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