An International Business Comes To Bryan

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During Tuesday's Bryan City Council meeting it was announced that an international company would be coming to the area. Toyo Ink has entered into a partnership with Research Valley to build a new facility.

Together they plan to build a $20 million dollar manufacturing site in the Bryan Business Park along Harvey Mitchell Parkway. The new facility will manufacture specialty polymers, fluid inks and adhesives for the US market.

Currently the new state-of-the art production facility will include two production sites, a warehouse, and an administrative office. The plant will directly create at least 20 jobs for skilled workers.

Both Toyo Ink and Research Valley are excited about the possible opportunities here in Aggieland. Kazuhito Nakano, a representative from Toyo Ink said the the international company sees building the plant in the home of the Aggies as a plus for the future.

"Texas A&M University is very important to us of course," Nakano said. "They are many engineers (there), so (some time) in the future we can have some collaboration(s)."

Toyo Ink's Chief Financial Officer, John Higgins expressed his positive perspective of the community.

"We are very excited about this project, and the people we have worked with have been really super," Higgins said. "The community has made us feel very welcomed."

The new facility is slated to break ground some time in the spring with construction scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2008.