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Japanese Co. to Build U.S. HQ in Surprise

Southwest Railplex and the future location of the IRIS USA headquarters in Surprise. Map courtesy of the City of Surprise.


IRIS USA, Inc., a subsidiary of IRIS Ohyama, Inc. headquartered in Sendai, Japan, will build its new Western United States Regional Headquarters in Surprise. The new facility represents a $33-$40 million investment, 100 new jobs, and $800,000 of new city revenues in the first year of operations, officials said Feb. 17.

IRIS USA’s new 280,000-square-foot building will include office, manufacturing and distribution space; located on 30 acres within the city’s Southwest Railplex Industrial District — a designated Foreign Trade Zone with rail access.

The recruitment of IRIS USA was a collaborative effort by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the City of Surprise, officials said.

IRIS USA’s new headquarters is expected to open in December 2015. In addition to manufacturing and distributing its consumer plastics storage products, the company will be dedicating space for research and development for its commercial LED, housewares, wire, pet supply and e-commerce divisions.