Five local companies honored during city economic development luncheon

SEGUIN, Texas – The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) hosted its 3rd annual Business Appreciation Luncheon at the Texas Theatre on Thursday, August 27th. The event provides an opportunity to highlight the crucial role local businesses play in Seguin’s vibrant economy.

“This year we recognized five of our local manufacturing businesses. We are proud to honor the contributions these projects provide to our community including quality jobs, a diversified tax base, and community service. We congratulate them all on their success and look forward to years of continued partnership,” said Terry Trevino, Director of SEDC.

The following businesses received awards at the 2015 SEDC Business Appreciation Luncheon:

CMC Steel Texas – “Large Business of the Year” - Established in 1947, CMC Steel Texas has evolved into a state-of-the-art steel mini-mill that ships products globally. This company is ideally positioned in Seguin to serve major growth markets in the South and Southwest.

Tecni Quip – “Local Entrepreneur of the Year” - Operating in Seguin for over 20 years, Tecni Quip produce many types of standard and custom carts made of various materials. The plant currently employees 24 people, and boasts a client list of over 2000.

Hexcel – “Safety Excellence of the Year” - Hexcel’s Seguin plant, built in 1954, specializes in supplying advanced materials for aerospace, automotive, and other industries. Initially producing 1,000 yards per week; now they produce 220,000 yards per week. Not only has Hexcel been very productive, it consistently maintains an excellent safety record.

Tyson Foods – “Community Service of the Year” - As one of the largest processor of chicken and other food products in the world, Tyson Foods’ Seguin plant employees about 740 people. The plant ships approximately 2.5 million pounds of product per week. They are an excellent community partner and supports local charities and organizations throughout the year.

Niagara Bottling, Inc – “New Manufacturer of the Year” - The largest family-owned and operated beverage supplier in the U.S., Niagara has 19 manufacturing plants supporting domestic and international markets. In 2015 Niagara selected Seguin for its 557,000 square ft. facility, currently under construction. Completion is anticipated by early 2016.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash