Tulare County Economic Development Corporation Announces Universal Meditech Inc. will locate R&D and Assembly Test Kit Facility in Tulare, CA
State-of-the-art facility will eventually employ 50
Tulare, CA – November 2015 – Universal Meditech, Inc. will open a facility in the city of Tulare specializing in research and development and assembly of diagnostic test kits with an emphasis on dairy cattle reproduction. The company will lease an existing 22,000 sf facility that will eventually create 50-70 local jobs. Renovations are currently underway with the new facility expected to open in January 2016.
“We are pleased to locate this state-of-the-art facility in the heart of California’s top producing agricultural land. We recognized the positive business environment, strength of agriculture and community support for this venture in Tulare” said Jesse Zhu, CEO. After a thorough search, we found a building that will house our requirements for laboratory, assembling machines and other packaging equipment. This facility will help us meet our company’s strategy of growth of introducing these diagnostic systems to global markets.”
Tulare Mayor David Macedo said, “The decision of Universal Meditech Inc. to locate in the City of Tulare is a testament to the fact Tulare has everything needed for a business to be successful; available real estate, ample workforce and a pro-business city government. We welcome Universal Meditech Inc. to our community.”
Paul Saldana, president and CEO of the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation, said the selection highlights Tulare’s attributes. “This is a good example of ways in which the public and private sector work together to create new jobs,” Saldana said. “Through the efforts of the City of Tulare to work with the company to identify necessary facility improvements, expedite inspections and permitting and the Workforce Investment Board serving Tulare County to assist in recruitment of technical staff it reconfirms the supportive attributes we have to offer growing companies like Universal Meditech, Inc.”