Plastics firm brings 20 jobs to Harlingen

HARLINGEN — A plastics manufacturing firm is headed to the Harlingen Industrial Park.

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation announced last week that PolySachi Polymers, LLC has signed an agreement to relocate operations from Taylor, Texas, to the city’s industrial park.

The company will take over a 35,000-square-foot building located at 1314 Industrial Way by the end of the summer. Economic development agency officials say the $1 million investment will create 20 new jobs.

Like most of these business recruitments, this one also comes with a cost.

PolySachi may receive up to $100,000 through a Job Creation Grant from the HEDC that will be awarded annually over five years if the company hits hiring goals. Also, the city of Harlingen entered into a non-annexation agreement with the company that provides a reduction in its city taxes.

PolySachi Polymers is parent company to PARI Olefins, LLC, Winlon Food Liners, LLC and Fibers and Yarn, LLC. Each business manufactures different types of polypropylene and polyethylene plastics used to make braided ropes, Zip Lock bags, and food service sheets, the HEDC reported.

The agency said company president and owner, Haresh Sachithanandan, decided to relocate to Harlingen due to its proximity to the Mexico border, which will ease shipping costs.

PolySachi has projected sales of approximately $4.6 million in 2019.

“We are in a perfect spot for industrial and manufacturing companies like PolySachi,” said Michael Lamon, head of the HEDC board. “We’re excited they have chosen to do business here in Harlingen.”