P&H Casters Breaks Ground on $15 Million Industrial Facility in South Arlington
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on June 09, 2021, June 09, 2021

P&H Casters ground breaking in Arlington on May 3, 2021.

A $15 million relocation and expansion project is under way for P&H Casters Company, Inc., an Arlington-based caster and wheel manufacturer that has operated in The American Dream City for more than 25 years.

P&H Casters, a major supplier of casters for grocery and home improvement retail shopping carts, medical equipment and other rolling equipment in the United States, celebrated its ongoing investment in Arlington with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 3.

The new facility, set to open early next year at 807 W. Harris Road in south Arlington, will house the company’s manufacturing plant, office and warehouse operations under one roof. At 173,000 square feet, the new facility will be more than triple the size of the company’s current distribution facility on West Harris Road and manufacturing facility on Commercial Boulevard.

The company’s expansion has been six years in the planning, according to Jesse Peltier, P&H Casters Company president and chief executive officer. The ability to attract and retain employees from across the region, the availability of nearby land, and the willingness of the City to help navigate the development process made staying in Arlington the obvious choice, he said. P&H Casters is a family owned and family oriented company that put down its roots in Texas in 1969.

“We get the big-city feel without the big-city costs and complexity,” Peltier said. “For us, it’s being treated like we are valuable, and like we really have a partner in the community.”

Last December, the Arlington City Council approved a Chapter 380 agreement with P&H Casters in support of the relocation and expansion, which is expected to generate new tax revenue for the City. The expansion will also mean new engineering and production-related job openings for the company, which currently has 64 employees, Peltier said.

Per the agreement, the City will provide annual grant payments for seven years equal to 80% of the ad valorem taxes paid by the company on the added taxable value of the real property. The City will also waive all building and permit fees to help offset upfront development costs. The grant payments and the waived fees would not exceed $410,000 in value, per the agreement.

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