California Manufacturer Relocates Headquarters to the Boise Valley

Via BVEP news release

Gayle Manufacturing Company (GMC), a national provider of structural steel for multi-story buildings, is expanding its presence in the Boise Valley by relocating its headquarters from Woodland, California to Caldwell and building a new steel fabrication manufacturing facility. The company has an existing operation in Nampa.

The company plans to invest approximately $25 million in capital expenditures to build the corporate office and main fabrication plant, and will employ more than 70 full-time employees within the first year of operations at wages well above the Canyon County average. GMC considered multiple locations in the West before deciding on Caldwell.

“In light of increased regulations and costs in California, and the need to expand to meet increased growth and demand from our customers, we have been looking for a new home for our 40-year old company,” said GMC Founder Jim DeBlasio. “The business climate in Idaho coupled with the collaborative approach of city, county, regional and state leaders on meeting our needs made the decision to expand here an easy one.”

The number of jobs being created at above-average wages qualifies GMC to receive Idaho’s new Tax Reimbursement Incentive. Canyon County Commissioners have provided preliminary approval of a property tax exemption for the new facility.

“Gayle Manufacturing has proven to be a leader in its industry for more than 40 years…we are excited that they have entrusted our community to grow their business for the next 40 years,” said Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development Director.

GMC has a history of investing in its people and in the communities where it operates. As an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company, employees have a robust retirement program along with full medical benefits and substantial training programs. GMC focuses first on utilizing local suppliers and vendors for its operations and plans to partner with Boise Valley companies for its construction.

“Gayle Manufacturing provides great wages and huge investment into the community. This will create a positive economic impact across the metro,” said Clark Krause of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. “It is a prime example of the opportunities and interest Idaho is seeing as a direct result of the Tax Reimbursement Incentive passage. In the Boise Valley alone, we have seen a 150% increase in companies interested in relocating to our area or expanding existing locations here.”

GMC is the third company in the Boise Valley to qualify for the Tax Reimbursement Incentive, following SkyWest Airlines and Diversified Fluid Solutions.

About Gayle Manufacturing Company

Gayle Manufacturing Company’s performance and innovation has transformed the small machine shop and welding operations started in 1968 in Sacramento California to the nation's premier provider of structural steel buildings. The company has completed many large industrial and commercial structural steel projects around the country such as Adobe Tower 2 in San Jose, Stockton California Arena, Snake River Events Center, the Getty Center Museum, and many medical, judicial and school buildings. For more information, visit www.gaylemfg.com.

About Boise Valley Economic Partnership

The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is the regional economic development organization for the Boise Valley, representing the southwestern Idaho counties of Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee, and including the capitol city of Boise. With a long-term mission of creating jobs, attracting new businesses to the region and encouraging investment in the community, BVEP is actively involved in the economic vitality of the Boise Valley, and is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for businesses and families alike. For more information, visit www.bvep.org.