SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Seguin is getting a new manufacturing facility with about 200 jobs.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced today in Japan that Continental Structural Plastics plans to build a plant in Seguin. He was joined in Tokyo by the CEO of Teijin, the parent company of CSP.

He also signed a Statement of Mutual Cooperation with Japan Bank for international Cooperation.

“This document that we signed today is the latest in a tangible sign of the ongoing, very productive collaboration and partnership between Texas business and Japanese business,” said Abbott.

The visit to Tokyo was part of the governor’s economic development mission to Japan and South Korea. He also made “a sales pitch” to Hitachi to expand their business in Texas.   In a video posted on Facebook, he’s seen tossing a baseball that was signed by former Major League Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan.

“We have seen tremendous success of Japanese businesses doing business in Texas,” said Abbott. “They are thriving very successfully because Texas is such a great place to do business.”

A formal groundbreaking ceremony on the CSP’s composites manufacturing facility is scheduled Tuesday morning on Rio Nogales Drive at 8th Street in Seguin.

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