Kohler Co. plans to build a new 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility on 200 acres in the industrial corridor of Casa Grande, city officials revealed.

Casa Grande City Council met Tuesday to approve the development agreement.

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The Kohler deal is the latest economic win for Casa Grande. Earlier this year, Lucid Motors started production of its Lucid Air at its Advanced Manufacturing Plant in Casa Grande.

“Pinal County sits at the epicenter of two big cities and is the point of intersection where all infrastructure in the state comes through,” says Jackob Andersen, president and CEO of Saint Holdings, the developer behind some of the county’s largest land deals, including two massive industrial parks.

Andersen notes that land prices in Pinal County are about 50% to 60% cheaper than in Metro Phoenix.

Kohler, a kitchen and bath equipment manufacturer, plans to build its new factory south of Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. The site is across the road from the Frito-Lay plant in Casa Grande. It will take approximately 18 months to complete once construction begins.

The Kohler plant is the first major project that would be built at the Pinal County Technology Park, a 1,000-acre parcel between Clayton Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.

Once completed, the site is expected to employ 425 within five years.

A Greater Phoenix Economic Council study projects a $1.1 billion economic output from the facility, including $13.8 million directly to the city of Casa Grande.

City officials said they will expand and improve roadways around the site as part of its 2022 Capital Improvement Program.