Geri-Care Broke Ground on a New Plant in Gulfport

Two hundred jobs will be coming to Gulfport in the near future. Today, Geri-Care broke ground on a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant that is located adjacent to its current facility.
Geri-Care, the largest manufacturer of liquid antacids, produces the majority of their goods in Gulfport and today the company broke ground on a new 178,000 foot expansion.
Eli Shindler with Geri-Care Pharmaceuticals said, “We hope to grow it into the best pharmaceutical factory in the county.”
Geri-Care products line the shelves in many major pharmacies across the county and part of their appeal is that all of their products are made domestically, either right here in Gulfport or at their main facility in New York.
Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Michelle Gloeckler said, “For Wal-Mart, American made products have always been part of our heritage and any time you can make something closer to where the customer is, it’s a really good thing for business.”
Geri-Care first came to the Coast in 2012, when they acquired a defunct plant, which saved almost 100 local jobs. Executives tell News 25, they fell in love with the people of the Coast and have no doubts this is the place they want their company to grow.
“We were so amazed. We go around the county, but the people here, the work ethic, their dignity is just unparalleled around the country,” said Shindler.
Construction on the facility expansion will begin shortly and Geri-Care executives are excited to make the Coast a more permanent home for their business.

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