Hays County, Texas – Plastikon Industries, an international automotive manufacturer and known supplier of interior components to companies such as Tesla and Toyota, will be opening a new facility in Kyle at the Plum Creek Logistics Center. The company will invest an initial $13.6 million and bring more than 200 full-time jobs to the region.
“For quite a few years, we wanted to come into Texas, specifically near Austin” said Mark Petri, executive vice president of sales and business development for Plastikon. “Hays County is strategically located for our business operations, and when you add in the huge talent pool, the available building infrastructure and the accommodations made by the developers at Plum Creek, now was the right time for Plastikon to establish a new operation in the Texas Innovation Corridor.”
The announcement became official during Tuesday’s session of Hays County Commissioners Court, which approved a performance-based Chapter 381 agreement with the company.
The company is currently hiring locally to fill positions at all levels - from senior management to production team members. It recognizes the need to offer a competitive salary to attract and retain its team members, which will either meet or exceed the county average wage. As with their previous North American locations, Plastikon plans to develop training and recruiting programs with local school districts to help prepare its future workforce. Construction for the company’s facility is already underway and is expected to be completed by early December. Operations will begin in December as well.
“Plastikon is a prime example of a manufacturing company requiring an accelerated site selection process, allowing them to begin production in a just a few months,” said Jason Giulietti, president of the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP). “This location announcement was made possible thanks to the investment and foresight of the Plum Creek developers who provided the spec facility and the great continued support of the Hays County Commissioners.”
This announcement comes on heels of more than a dozen other significant company location announcements made this year, including goodblend™ Texas, Iron Ox, and Cooperative Laundry, which have also invested millions in capital investment dollars and are creating hundreds of jobs for the region.
“Plastikon’s investment in our county and creation of more than 200 jobs will have a long and profound impact on improving the quality of life for many members of our community,” said Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra. “We welcome Plastikon to Hays County and look forward to their success in the Texas Innovation Corridor.”
Founded in 1982, Plastikon is recognized as a world-leading plastic and contract manufacturer. In addition to medical devices and electronics, the company builds several interior and under-the-hood OEM automotive products, such as door trims, battery casings, dashboards, lift gates and more. The California-based company has 13 facilities worldwide, including operations in Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Hong Kong and China. This facility is the first Plastikon operation established in Texas.
The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501(c)6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos and Hays & Caldwell Counties, focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to increase economic opportunities for all in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor. Visit greatersanmarcostx.com for more information.
Over 35 years ago, Plastikon was established with the mission to be recognized as a world-leading plastic and contract manufacturer. Today, Plastikon continues to provide award winning services to and plays an ‘Essential Part’ in many of the world’s most successful companies in their respective industries including medical, automotive and electronics. Harnessing state-of-the-art technology and dedicated employees, Plastikon has built a global reputation of exceeding customers’ expectation.
Greater San Marcos Partnership
John Ellis, VP of Marketing and Communications