United Alloy

United Alloy is planning to bring a $35 million investment and 100 jobs to Seguin.

A new manufacturing facility is slated to make its way to Seguin, bringing a $35 million investment and about 100 jobs.

United Alloy Inc. is planning to build a 200,000 square-foot “state-of-the-art” facility on a 27-acre lot between Eighth Street and Guadalupe Street just south of Interstate 10, a news release from the city said.

The new facility is expected to result in about $35 million in capital investment and the creation of about 100 new jobs in three years, the release said. The company plans to break ground early next year and begin operations by the end of 2020.

“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,” United Alloy chairman Tom Baer said in the release.

United Alloy Inc, based out of Janesillve, Wisconsin, is a production metal fabrication and powder coating company, according to the release.

“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,” the statement read. “United Alloy is ISO 9001 Certified and is also a recognized Woman/Minority Owned Business.”

The new business will create jobs and help grow the economy, Seguin Mayor Don Keil said in the statement.

 “We are delighted that United Alloy has decided to build their new manufacturing facility in Seguin,” he said. “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.”

Prior to the announcement, both the SEDC board of directors and the Seguin City Council approved an incentive package that included a land grant and partial tax abatement, the release stated. In return, the company has promised to “commit to the capital investment and job creation benchmarks,” the statement said.

“Seguin’s strategic location, skilled workforce and pro-business government make us an attractive option for businesses looking to expand,” said Josh Schneuker,  Seguin Economic Development Corporation Executive Director. “We are extremely excited to announce this project and look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with United Alloy.” 

Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. She can be reached at felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com .

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(2) comments

Shepard

Oh I long for the day when it will be illegal to offer business a tax abatement or incentive to locate within a a city or county. No business or entity should receive a ‘discount’ in their tax burden.

Maybe the next Texas Constitutional Ammendment?

VoiceofReason

Shepard makes a good point, although I doubt that we'll ever see such a constitutional amendment. These Midwestern companies relocate to Seguin because of a combination of tax incentives and low labor costs. If we did not offer the tax incentives and/or began collective bargaining for better wages, the companies would either stay in Janesville (and Peoria, etc.) or just skip Seguin altogether and move directly to Matamoros. It seems we can't win.

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