Category: Recent Projects
SEGUIN, TX – The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the City of Seguin announced today that Maruichi Stainless Tube Texas Corporation will build its 125,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. Maruichi expects to break ground on the Project in the first quarter of 2023, with operations commencing by the first quarter of 2024. The project will represent a total capital investment of $75 million and will result in the creation of at least 106 new jobs over a two year ramp up period.
Maruichi Stainless Tube Texas Corporation is a subsidiary of Maruichi Stainless Tube Co., LTD. which is headquartered in Shimonoseki, Japan, a group company of Maruichi Steel Tube Co, Ltd,. Since 1959, the Maruichi Stainless Tube Co., LTD has produced high-quality seamless,stainless steel pipes and tubes fabricated through the hot extrusion process and cold drawing process. Products produced by the Company are used in power plants, the chemical industry, the semiconductor industry, hydrogen gas stations, the automotive industry and for structural machinery.
“Maruichi is very excited to expand our manufacturing operations in Seguin, Texas”, said Takashi Onishi, President for Maruichi Stainless Tube Co., LTD. “Strategic location, access to a skilled workforce, and the partnership and genuine support we’ve received from the SEDC Board of Directors, the Seguin City Council, and City Staff helped solidify Maruichi’s decision to locate this project in Seguin. We look forward to contributing to the betterment of the City’s economy and becoming the newest member of the business community.”
Maruichi Stainless Tube Texas Corporation’s future Seguin facility will produce seamless stainless steel precision tube to support customers in the semiconductor industry. The demand for stainless steel precision Bright Annealed (BA) tubes used for semiconductor manufacturing is significantly increasing, due to global increase in semiconductor demand. The Seguin facility will help Maruichi further meet demand in the United States from multiple construction projects for large-scale semiconductor manufacturing plants.
“We are delighted that Maruichi 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 and diversify our economic base. We are proud that they have chosen to do business in the City of Seguin” said Seguin Mayor, Donna Dodgen.
Maruichi will build their future Seguin facility on a 33-acre site to be purchased from the SEDC. The site is situated between 8th Street and Guadalupe Street, just south of Interstate 10, within the Rio Nogales Industrial Park. The SEDC Board of Directors and the Seguin City Council approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement during meetings held on September 6, 2022. The SEDC Board of Directors and Seguin City Council also approved a Performance Based Cash Grant formalized through a Performance Agreement. Maruichi is required to meet capital investment, job creation, and payroll performance benchmarks over the term of the agreement in order to realize the SEDC incentive.
“Maruichi’s investment will help diversify and strengthen Seguin’s rapidly growing manufacturing industry,” said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation. “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, and our regional partner greater:SATX. The hard work over the past few months helped secure this project to the City of Seguin, Guadalupe County, and the San Antonio Region.”
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 City of Seguin, the Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today that Tyson Foods, Inc. will expand its facility in Seguin, Texas to increase production capacity to meet increasing demand for Tyson chicken. The expansion project will represent a $58 million capital investment within the Seguin community.
“We’re excited about the expansion project at Seguin which is part of our commitment to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for Tyson chicken, while delivering on our strategy of accelerating long-term growth,” said David Bray, Group President of Poultry for Tyson Foods.
The expansion project at the company’s Seguin, Texas, poultry facility will increase production capacity of chicken products for foodservice customers. The facility employs approximately 550 people and paid more than $38 million in wages during its 2021 fiscal year, including more than $16 million to farmers who raise chickens for Tyson.
“Since 1989, Tyson has helped to create excellent employment opportunities for our residents, has served as a great community partner, and has helped to grow Seguin's economic base. We are very excited by this announcement and look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial relationship,” said Donna Dodgen, Seguin Mayor.
The Seguin Tyson facility is currently 108,836 square feet and is located at 1200 W Kingsbury Street in Seguin. The expansion project will add an additional 40,000 square feet to the facility and will include the purchase and installation of new, state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to better serve Tyson consumers and customers.
Seguin City Manager, Steve Parker said in response to the company’s expansion, “Tyson Foods is an exemplary corporate citizen, continuously contributing to the betterment of our community. We are very excited about this expansion project and are proud that they have chosen to grow their footprint within the City of Seguin.”
ABOUT TYSON FOODS, INC.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 139,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM to learn more.
ABOUT THE SEGUIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SEDC)
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation was created by voters in 1994 as a Type A Corporation under state law. The Seguin Economic Development Corporation works to promote Seguin as a premiere destination for businesses looking to expand or relocate and also works with existing businesses to help facilitate growth. The SEDC receives a quarter-cent portion of Seguin’s sales tax to attract primary jobs and create wealth within the community. The SEDC targets key industries such as advanced technology and manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, biomedical, energy and technology
Category: Recent Projects
SEGUIN, TEXAS – United Alloy, Inc announced today that they are breaking ground on a nearly 110,000 square foot expansion of their existing manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. Headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin, United Alloy, Inc. is a contract metal fabrication and powder coating company. United Alloy produces the highest quality leak-proof metal fuel tanks, hydraulic reservoirs, skids, frames, chassis, trailers, and complex weldments for an extensive list of long-term Fortune 500 OEM customers. United Alloy is ISO 9001 Certified and is also a recognized Woman/Minority Owned Business.
This expansion will include the latest automation for light sheet metal fabrication, powder coating, and assembly. The extra space will allow United Alloy to continue to grow its capacity fabricating and assembling sheet metal enclosures for large OEM customers. United Alloy also plans to dedicate space to launch an apprenticeship program that will allow it to train entry level welders, fabricators, painters, and assemblers. To learn more about United Alloy employment and apprenticeship opportunities please visit their website – www.unitedalloy.com or contact them at 830-549-5550.
In December of 2019, the City of Seguin and the Seguin Economic Development Corporation announced that United Alloy would be expanding to Seguin, Texas, with plans to construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in two phases on a 27-acre tract of land within the Rio Nogales Industrial Park. Phase 1 of United Alloy’s expansion to Seguin was completed in December of 2020, representing an investment of more than $17 million. Today, United Alloy has more than 100 employees at their Seguin facility. Upon completion of Phase 2, United Alloy’s total building footprint will be approximately 230,000 square feet and will represent a capital investment of more than $35 Million.
“We are thrilled that United Alloy is expanding their operations in Seguin, Texas. Even though they have only been a member of our business community for a short period of time, United Alloy has developed a tremendous reputation as a quality employer and are a top-notch corporate citizen. We are excited to watch United Alloy grow and look forward to working with them for years to come.” said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation.