Growing Greater: United Alloy Inc. and Synthica Energy
The Greater San Antonio region celebrates two project announcements this week. As a testament to our diversified economy, both operations have chosen to grow in the Alamo City.
United Alloy Inc.
United Alloy Inc., a contract metal fabrication and powder coating company, broke ground on an expansion of their manufacturing facility in Seguin. This expansion will include the latest automation for light sheet metal fabrication, powder coating, and assembly. The extra space will allow United Alloy to continue to grow its capacity fabricating and assembling sheet metal enclosures for large OEM customers. United Alloy also plans to dedicate space to launch an apprenticeship program that will allow it to train entry level welders, fabricators, painters, and assemblers.
“We are thrilled that United Alloy is expanding their operations in Seguin, Texas. Even though they have only been a member of our business community for a short period of time, United Alloy has developed a tremendous reputation as a quality employer and are a top-notch corporate citizen. We are excited to watch United Alloy grow and look forward to working with them for years to come.” said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation.
In December of 2019, the City of Seguin and the Seguin Economic Development Corporation announced that United Alloy would be expanding to Seguin with plans to construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in two phases. The facility is currently located on a 27-acre tract of land within the Rio Nogales Industrial Park. Phase 1 of United Alloy’s expansion to Seguin was completed in December of 2020, representing an investment of more than $17 million. Upon completion of Phase 2, United Alloy’s total building footprint will be approximately 230,000 square feet and will represent a capital investment of more than $35 Million.
Synthica Energy, an anaerobic digestion and renewable natural gas (RNG) development company, announced the development of a new anaerobic digestion facility in northeast San Antonio. The facility will focus on converting organic byproducts from food and beverage producers into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The project is expected to be completed in late 2024 and create 50 new full-time jobs.
Synthica’s facility is being developed at an industrial site located along IH 35 to ensure easy access to manufacturers in the region along with rail access. The facility, along with a recently announced facility in Houston, TX, will be the largest AD facilities of their kind in the state, and are part of Synthica’s aggressive expansion plan to scale their model to target markets in the next five years.
“San Antonio, as a major food production hub in Texas, makes perfect sense as a location for our food waste focused renewable natural gas facilities,” said Sam Schutte, Synthica Energy CEO. “Upwards of 30% of the materials currently going into local landfills has an energy potential that is currently wasted – and using our Urban Friendly Digestion model, we can process that material safely and cleanly into an untapped energy source. We are pleased to join the San Antonio manufacturing community in its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in the coming years.”
Not only are these companies investing in the regional community, they also put their business values at the forefront of their companies. United Alloy is a recognized Woman/Minority Owned Business and Synthica Energy processes 200,000 tons of food waste that would otherwise occupy landfills and emit greenhouse gasses.
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