Town of Seguin grows into manufacturing powerhouse
Monday, November 13, 2017
Inside a large, unimposing building on the north side of Seguin, more than 1,600 workers in a Continental plant produce vehicle electronics that will find their way into at least a quarter of all U.S. vehicles.
The facility, owned by German-based automotive parts manufacturer Continental AG, one of the largest manufacturing employers in the city, is one of many plants that make the rural community a manufacturing hub 45 miles northeast of San Antonio on Interstate 10.
Surrounded by farmland, Seguin has become a regional manufacturing powerhouse where 26.9 percent of the workforce were employed by industry in 2016, according to data collected by the city.
Josh Schneuker, director of economic development for the city of Seguin, traces the city’s manufacturing history back to the 1800s.“The town has manufacturing roots when we had a resident there that was notable for manufacturing limecrete,” Schneuker said, referring to Dr. John E. Park, who was behind the locally made concrete that made up many of Seguin’s buildings. “The steel mill has been around since the ’40s, and I think that really has laid the foundation for having a strong workforce in the area.” READ MORE...