The United States continues to see companies exit more restrictive countries in hopes of continued growth and opportunity in America. Just last week the Governor of Wyoming, Mark Gordon, announced that UMC Technology Ltd. (UMC) would be expanding from New Zealand to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
UMC Technology Ltd. specializes in the manufacturing of wire fence machines. UMC’s underlying philosophy is more than just building machines, they strive to contribute to creating technologies that help improve the world we live in.
After their decision was made to set up a North American location and careful consideration was given, UMC made the decision to choose the state of Wyoming for their manufacturing and sales facility.
UMC identified many similarities between New Zealand and Wyoming. “The people are very friendly, and hardworking, and the geography similar,” said UMC CEO, Mark Ulrich. “We felt right at home from the first visit to Cheyenne last year.”
“I saw healthy infrastructure, a commitment to growth, support for Industry, a patriotic attitude, and a skilled workforce. I saw a commitment to education, along with strong fiscal and social governance, and that cannot be underestimated in a successful society,” said Ulrich.
The new 20,000 square foot facility will be located in the North Range Business Park, a business park owned by the economic development organization for Cheyenne and Laramie County, Cheyenne LEADS.
Ulrich continued, “I was introduced to the fantastic team at Cheyenne LEADS, who are the biggest advocates for this city, and state that you could find. They introduced me to fellow members and suggested ideas and options that would complement our plans. They arranged and sat in on numerous meetings. They showed me properties to lease and have facilitated the contract to purchase industrial land.”
UMC plans to begin construction this summer and they intend to be an American company, and fully immerse themselves in the community and commit to the people in the area. This new location, a first in the United States, will create 10 jobs, with a plan for more in the future.