Manufacturing company Poly SACHI Polymers LLC will soon be relocating its operations from Taylor, Texas, to Harlingen. The announcement came with an agreement on May 17.
The company will occupy the 35,000-square-foot building at 1314 Industrial Way by summer’s end. The building is one of the few remaining vacant industrial buildings in Harlingen. This $1 million investment will also 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. These plastics aid in making braided ropes, Zip Lock bags and food service sheets.
Company president and owner Haresh Sashithandandan made the decision to relocate to Harlingen due to the Mexico border proximity. This will allow faster shipping of materials into Mexico while also helping in the business’s growth.
Poly SACHI is projecting sales to be approximately $4.6 million in 2019, with an estimation of sales 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. This will 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.” said Michael Lamon, HEDC board president. “We’re excited they have chosen to do business here in Harlingen.”