Niagara Bottling plans to expand operations at their manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas.
“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,” said Brian Hess, Executive Vice President of Niagara Bottling. “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,” he added.
According to Seguin officials, 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, city officials said.
“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,” said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation.
“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,” he added.