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A look at Victoria County's top 10 taxpayers

By ALLISON MILES
Oct. 28, 2012 at 5:28 a.m.


To delve further into this and other tax information, visit the Victoria Central Appraisal District website at http://victoriacad.org.

Editor's note: This is the first in an ongoing series of the Crossroads region's top taxpayers.

It was 1951 when Invista's Victoria site began manufacturing the nylon intermediates chemical adiponitrile, according to a company fact sheet. As time wore on, new units joined the plant and the site grew.

Today Invista tops the list of Victoria County's biggest taxpayers. In fact, it makes the top 10 list twice.

The No. 1 spot, valued at $208,395,750, pertains to the real property - the land and buildings, said Adrianna Davis, with the Victoria Central Appraisal District. Meanwhile, the No. 4 spot pertains to the company's belongings - computers and equipment.

The company's Victoria site sits on 4,500 acres and employs more than 700 Invista employees, said Amy Hodges, Invista's regional public affairs manager. Although the number of contractors fluctuates, it averages 200 to 300 people.

Invista's nylon intermediates products are used in things such as Stainmaster carpet, Cordura fabric, safety air bags and more, but the company's work doesn't end at the plant.

"Invista strives to be a good corporate citizen in Victoria and we encourage employee involvement in causes which enhance the quality of life in our community," Hodges said in an email, noting the company works with organizations such as United Way, Perpetual Help Home, Habitat for Humanity and more. "We also are very proud of our continuing wetland environmental science education partnership with Victoria Independent School District."

Here is a look at Victoria County's top 10 taxpayers of 2012 and their taxable values.

  1. Invista

$208,395,750

2695 Old Bloomington Road North

Nylon intermediates manufacturer

  1. NuCoastal Power Corp plant

$102,831,790

1205 Bottom St.

Power generation facility

  1. South Texas Electric Cooperative

$87,836,330

2849 Farm Road 447

Electricity generation and transmission cooperative

  1. Invista

$85,798,610

2695 Old Bloomington Road North

Nylon intermediates manufacturer

  1. Caterpillar

$56,759,840

7300 Lone Tree Road

Hydraulic excavator manufacturer

  1. Pioneer Natural Resources

$53,056,350

69 Leeper Lane

Oil and gas exploration company

  1. AEP Texas

$36,764,900

104 E. Crestwood Drive

Energy delivery company

  1. DuPont

$35,810,620

2695 Old Bloomington Road North

Manufacturer of small plastic pellets used in products such as solar panels

  1. Stewart & Stevenson

$33,508,050

7303 Houston Highway

Oil and gas equipment manufacturer and provider

  1. EES Leasing, LLC

$31,751,720

8193 Lone Tree Road

Affiliated with Exterran natural gas company

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