HARLINGEN, TX – May 22, 2017 – Harlingen plastic injection molding company, Fox Valley Molding, in partnership with the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, was pleased to announce their expansion back in June 23, 2016. Fox Valley Molding, Inc., founded in Plano, Illinois, is a custom processor of thermoset molding compounds and engineer grade thermoplastics. Their products are used in the manufacturing of appliances. Fox Valley Molding has a customer base that spans all of North America.
Fox Valley Molding is located at the Harlingen Industrial Park off of FM 509 (a state highway and an overweight corridor to the Los Indios International Bridge) and Grimes Road on the east side of Harlingen. “Since we started operations in 2001, we knew this strategic location would allow us to serve our customers in the United States and Mexico faster and more efficiently, thus saving us time and money,” stated Don Haag, owner of Fox Valley Molding. “Harlingen is a city with long-term growth potential. We are honored by the outstanding support we have received from Harlingen Economic Development Corporation.”
The expansion led to the creation of 28 new high-skilled, high-wage jobs with a nice benefit package. Once all positions are filled, Fox Valley Molding will have approximately 75 employees in Harlingen.
Lupita Gutierrez-Garza, Chairwoman and President of Harlingen EDC, expressed her delight in the announcement: “The Board and staff at HEDC understand that real economic growth comes from the creation of primary jobs, and this project does that. As part of our Business Retention and Expansion Program, HEDC staff reaches out to local manufacturers and helps with expansion plans or other issues that our manufacturers may face, to help them remain competitive in this global economy.”
Raudel Garza, Chief Executive Officer of HEDC stated that “Small to mid-sized manufacturing companies are the backbone of the manufacturing base here in Harlingen, and we strive to help them grow whenever we can. Fox Valley Molding needed aid with some of the upfront costs of setting up new equipment as well as some expenses related to expanding the existing facility. We presented them with a proposal to help with those expenses based on job creation and the investment made by Fox Valley Molding.” Fox Valley Molding received an upfront loan to help defer costs for the expansion, and a commitment to provide a job creation grant for new qualified positions. The incentive package is valued at $75,000. Fox Valley Molding must meet certain requirements and performance goals before any funds are distributed.