Niagara Bottling, LLC Announce Expansion of Seguin, Texas Facility
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
SEGUIN, Texas – Niagara Bottling, LLC has announced plans to expand operations at their Seguin, Texas manufacturing facility. The expansion will add a fourth production line to the plant. In an effort to successfully recruit the new investment to Seguin, the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an amendment to the existing tax abatement agreement with Niagara Bottling. As a result, Niagara will commit to creating 30 new jobs and invest $21 million in new equipment at the facility.
“We are very excited that Niagara Bottling has chosen to grow their footprint in the City of Seguin and in Guadalupe County. Since 2015, when we originally announced that Niagara had selected Seguin and Guadalupe County for their new bottling facility, they have helped create excellent employment opportunities for our residents and have helped grow our economic base. They are an outstanding corporate citizen and we are proud that they choose to do business in Guadalupe County.” Said Kyle Kutscher, Guadalupe County Judge.
In the Spring of 2016, Niagara Bottling began operations at their 557,000 square foot facility located on approximately 30 acres of land at the intersection of Rio Nogales Drive and Eighth Street. Today, Niagara Bottling’s Seguin, Texas facility runs three production lines, employs over 115 workers and has contributed millions of dollars to the local and regional economy.
“Economic development is a team sport, and this project would not be possible if it were not for the collaboration between Niagara Bottling, Guadalupe County, the Seguin Economic Development Corporation and the City of Seguin. Our work together over the past few months on this project helped secure this investment to Seguin and Guadalupe County. Niagara Bottling has contributed to the betterment of our economy and our community ever since they began operations in 2016. We are confident that their Seguin operation will continue to flourish for years to come.” Said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation.
“Niagara Bottling is very excited to expand our manufacturing operations in Seguin, Texas. We selected Guadalupe County in 2015 because of an attractive combination of factors including location, infrastructure and workforce. These same factors, coupled with the partnership and genuine support we’ve experienced from the community, have given us the confidence to continue growing there. We are excited to add an additional 30 team members in Seguin. We look forward to maintaining leadership in the areas of innovation, supply chain efficiencies, and overall environmental stewardship,” said Brian Hess, Executive Vice President of Niagara Bottling.
Family owned and operated since 1963, Niagara has positioned itself as the leading private label bottled water supplier in the United States through innovative bottle design, vertical integration and significant advancements in high tech manufacturing.
The company values a deep commitment to sustainability, efficient water usage and water conservation. Niagara does not use BPA in any of its products and all Niagara bottles and caps are 100% recyclable. Not only are Niagara's manufacturing and products optimized, the company utilizes its own innovative Eco-Air Package™ which eliminates the need for cardboard shipping trays and allows a 17% increase in cases shipped per pallet, removing 1.3 million pallets from the annual supply chain. Savings include 190,228 metric tons of CO2 equivalent, 178 million pounds of plastic and over 18 million trees.
Niagara supports numerous organizations dedicated to sustainability in the United States, including Keep America Beautiful, The Recycling Partnership, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the U.S. Green Building Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Program and more. Niagara sponsors Water.org, providing water in developing countries. It is also the first bottled water company in North America to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification. Increased recycled PET utilization and reduced road miles through high-efficiency logistics and plant location solutions have significantly reduced CO2 emissions and the company's overall carbon footprint.
Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Headquartered in Ontario, CA, Niagara operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. As a leading beverage manufacturer in the U.S., Niagara Bottling works closely with some of the largest retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling, vitamin and flavored water, teas and sports drinks.
For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com and careers.niagarawater.com/seguin.