Category: Recent Projects
Felicia Frazar - The Seguin Gazette
TOYKO — A new plastics manufacturing facility with connections to Tokyo is slated to create 200 jobs in Seguin and $65 million in capital investment.
During a mission trip to Japan, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. is building a new composites manufacturing facility just off Interstate 10 near the Niagara facility, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Not to be mistaken for Continental Automotive, Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. is headquartered out of Auburn, Mich and its parent company, Teijin Group Company, is based out of Tokyo, Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation, said.
“…Teijin Group Company, is a world leader in lightweight composite technologies, including glass and carbon fibers, thermoplastics, and thermosets,” the release read.
The company was granted $783,750 from the Texas Enterprise Fund for bringing the facility to the state.
“We could not be more pleased with the support we’ve received from the state of Texas as we move forward with our expansion efforts,” said Steve Rooney, CEO of Continental Structural Plastics. “From the governor’s office, to the city of Seguin and Guadalupe County, there has been a coordinated approach to helping us secure a location that will enable us to expand our geographic footprint to meet our future manufacturing needs.”
The governor joined Teijin and CSP executives in Tokyo, Japan for the announcement.
“I am proud to welcome Continental Structural Plastics to the Lone Star State, and look forward to the important role they will play in the Texas success story,” Abbott said in the announcement alongside CSP executive in Toyko. “Thanks to their investment, Texas will continue to lead the way in job creation, innovation and economic prosperity.”
Schneuker said the SEDC has worked on this project for nearly a year and is thrilled CSP selected to bring their new facility to Seguin.
“It’s really an exciting time for us. It is really adding to the diversity of our manufacturing base within the community,” he said. “Economic development is a team sport, and today’s announcement would not be possible if it were not for the collaboration between the SEDC, the City, the County and the State of Texas. Our hard work together over the past several months on this project helped secure this investment to Seguin and Guadalupe County. We are excited to have CSP as the newest member of the Seguin Business Community and we are confident that their Seguin operation will flourish for years to come.”
An official groundbreaking event is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Category: Recent Projects
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.
Category: Recent Projects
SEGUIN, TEXAS – The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the City of Seguin announced today that United Alloy, Inc will build its new 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. United Alloy will build on a 27-acre site situated between 8th Street and Guadalupe Street, just south of Interstate 10. The project will represent a total capital investment of at least $35 million and will result in the creation of at least 100 new jobs over a three year ramp up period.
Tom Baer, United Alloy chairman said, “We made the decision to build our Texas plant in Seguin because of the successful track record of attracting Texas employees capable of building a world class organization."
Headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin, United Alloy, Inc. is a serial production metal fabrication and powder coating company. United Alloy produces the highest quality leak-proof metal fuel tanks, reservoirs, skids, frames, chassis, trailers, heavy metal fabrications, and complex weldments for an extensive list of long-term, highly satisfied and most impressive, Fortune 500 OEM customers. United Alloy is ISO 9001 Certified and is also a recognized Woman/Minority Owned Business.
“We are delighted that United Alloy has decided to build their new manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. This project will help create excellent employment opportunities for our residents and help grow our economic base. We are proud that they have chosen to do business in the City of Seguin” said Seguin Mayor, Don Keil.
A local incentive package was considered and approved by the SEDC Board of Directors and the Seguin City Council. Components of the local incentive package include a land grant by the SEDC and a partial tax abatement by the City of Seguin. In exchange for the local incentive package, United Alloy will commit to capital investment and job creation benchmarks.
“Seguin’s strategic location, skilled workforce and pro-business government make us an attractive option for businesses looking to expand,” said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation. “We are extremely excited to announce this project and look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with United Alloy.”
United Alloy expects to break ground on the project in early 2020, with operations commencing by the end of that year.