A joint venture involving a South Korean company is expanding to Church Rock on the Navajo Reservation, bringing 350 jobs.
Rhino Health, which makes sterile gloves, plans to invest more than $49 million in a 124,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and warehouse, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Thursday.
“This big win represents impactful job creation on the Navajo Nation and for rural New Mexico,” Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel said.
The company describes itself as a U.S.-based firm that has a global management team from Korean rubber conglomerate Jungwoo Rubber & Plastic. The Church Rock location is Rhino Health’s first U.S. plant, a news release said.