Texas Border Business
Harlingen, Texas – Manufacturing company Poly SACHI Polymers, LLC signed an agreement Friday, May 17, 2019 to relocate their operations from Taylor, Texas to the Harlingen Industrial Park.
The company will occupy the 35,000-square-foot building located at 1314 Industrial Way by the end of the summer. The building is one of the few remaining vacant industrial buildings in Harlingen. This $1 million investment will create 20 new jobs.
Poly SACHI Polymers is the parent company to PARI Olefins LLC, Winlon Food Liners, LLC, and Fibers & Yarn LLC. Each business manufactures types of polypropylene and polyethylene plastics used to make braided ropes, Zip Lock bags, and food service sheets.
The company president and owner, Haresh Sashithandandan, made the decision to relocate to Harlingen because of the proximity to the Mexico border. This will allow them to ship materials into Mexico faster and will help in the growth of their business.
Poly SACHI has projected sales to be approximately $4.6 million in 2019, with sales estimated to increase in the following years.
“After searching for a new location to call home, we found that Harlingen and the Rio Grande Valley, would be a great location for our growing company.” Sashithandandan added.
Poly SACHI may receive up to $100,000 through a Job Creation Grant from the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC), that will be given on an annual basis over the span of five years. In addition, the City entered into a non-annexation agreement with the company that provides reduction on city taxes.
“We are in a perfect spot for industrial and manufacturing companies like Poly SACHI.” Michael Lamon, HEDC Board President, said. “We’re excited they have chosen to do business here in Harlingen.”
The City of Harlingen and HEDC have been in discussions with Sashithandandan for some time, all parties agree that this will be a great addition to the Harlingen Industrial Park.
“The HEDC continues to strive to bring higher paying jobs in the industrial sector,” Raudel Garza, HEDC manager and CEO said. “Jobs like these will eventually lead to a better quality of life for our Harlingen residents.”