Secure identity firm HID consolidates ops in AustinSecure identity firm HID consolidates ops in Austinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=73652013-05-29T13:28:00Z2013-05-20T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - Secure identities company HID Global broke ground in January on its 200,000-sf manufacturing facility in North Austin with a goal of opening it by January 2014.

Jason Bohrer, HID Global's vice president and general manager of the Austin site, said the company wants to complete the project in just under a year and start its hiring process in fall 2013.

The new facility — which is located at 611 Center Ridge Dr. behind the Tech Ridge development between Howard and Parmer lanes — will serve as HID Global's new North American Center of Operations as the company consolidates four other manufacturing facilities in Conn., Minn. and Calif. into the Austin location.

Bohrer said the shell of the building will be completed in September and the interior in December. The building will be fully operational by third quarter 2015.

HID Global manufactures smart cards, or ID access cards, and other secure identity solutions. HID Global purchased 22 acres of land for its new manufacturing facility,

In 2014, HID Global will create 147 new jobs and another 129 jobs in 2015 with an average wage of $44,000-$53,000.

HID Global is slated to receive $920,576 in tax rebates from the City of Austin and $745,000 from Travis County, both over a period of ten years, for its $35 million capital investment in the building and equipment. It also will receive $1.9 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund.

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