The City of Seguin officially welcomed another prominent company into our business community. On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Elected Officials, City Staff and representatives from the Seguin Chamber of Commerce all gathered for a special grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Central States Manufacturing. The event was held at Central States new 44,000 square foot facility located at 2902 N Heideke Street in Seguin. A tour of the facility was led by Stan Pissarski, General Manager of Operations, following the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Central States Manufacturing manufactures high quality fastener panels, trims, gutters, building accessories and a variety of purlin profiles in red oxide and galvanized finishes. The company also manufacturers standing seam products. Central States Manufacturing, serves over 2,000 post frame, commercial, residential and architectural customers in the United States.
The company was started as a small production plant in Rogers, Arkansas in 1988 by Carl Carpenter. Today the company employs approximately 572 employees and has over 440,000 square feet of manufacturing space nationwide.
"We are an employee-owned company, 100 percent. We're a manufacturer of metal building components. We manufacture basically steel buildings, everything from structural to the skins of the buildings. We are servicing the market from Austin to Houston, all the way down to the Valley. We are walking in a territory that we think is going to be very prosperous for us. I'm real excited to be here," said Pissarski.
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation began dialogue with Central States back in May 2015. It was a a few short months later that the company selected their current site within Seguin to build their new manufacturing facility.
Central States will employ about 20 to 25 individuals at the start of their operations. With product demand expected to grow, Central States estimates they could exceed 50 employees at the Seguin facility in the next 5 years. This will include manufacturing exempt and non-exempt positions.
Pissarski stated, "We are very pleased with the Seguin facility. This facility will serve as the prototype for future Central States facilities as we continue expansion."
The South Texas facility will be designed to receive and store raw materials and manufacture metal building components. It will also have the capability to load route trucks and support daily service to and from the southern point of Austin, south to Brownsville, and west along the IH 10 corridor to Louisiana.