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China-Based Polygroup To Open Distribution-Manufacturing Facility In El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Region
Area Development Online News Desk (10/14/2013)
China-based Polygroup will establish its first manufacturing facility outside of Asia in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and a distribution center in El Paso, Texas.

The Polygroup family of companies is the largest manufacturer and distributor of artificial Christmas trees and related products. It is also one of the leading producers of above ground swimming pools, inflatable pool toys, and inflatable air mattresses.

In the second or third quarter of next year, Polygroup will open a warehouse-distribution facility in El Paso, Texas, which will serve as a hub to locate its manufacturing materials and distribute its Christmas trees, swimming pools and other items north of the border.

At its new 130,777-square-foot facility in Mexico, Polygroup Industrias Mexico S.A. de C.V. will manufacture molded plastic swimming pools, above ground pool accessories, artificial Christmas trees and related Christmas decor products for distribution in North America, Mexico and Latin America, according to CBRE, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm. The Juarez facility will initially employ approximately 500 workers.

“We chose Juarez over other Mexican locations due to its geographic proximity to the U.S. market, good labor availability, lower operating costs, and strong infrastructure,” said Eric Steinmeyer, Polygroup Director of Global Operations. “CBRE was helpful in showing us several locations in Mexico before we settled on Juarez.”

“We hope to expand our operations in Mexico in the coming years to be able to provide quality products to our customers in North and South America at a competitive price compared to those made in Asia, and more importantly have them produced closer to the end-user reducing order lead time and providing faster fulfillment,” added Steinmeyer.


 
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