Kilgore Economic Development Corp. was recognized as a recipient of the 2012 Economic Excellence program by the Texas Economic Development Council in Austin.
At its Mid-Year Conference June 4-6 in Frisco, TEDC acknowledged 17 communities across the state. The purpose of the program is to continue strengthening the knowledge and skills of economic development professionals and provide recognition to economic development agencies that meet a desired threshold of professionalism.
Pak-Sher has announced the launch of Envirosheets™, a revolutionary new bakery/deli interfolded sheet that is produced using 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled plastic), meets FDA guidelines for direct food contact, and is manufactured and packaged at the Pak-Sher plant in Kilgore, TX.
The only product of its kind in the world, Envirosheets are 100% made from recycled milk jugs. Pak-Sher credits their unique film manufacturing process for their ability to create a reliable and inexpensive 100% PCR product. In fact, this product is less expensive than the wax or paper sheets that are prevalent in the current market.
Longview and Kilgore received some of their best financial news of the year Wednesday with the release of sales tax revenues from April.
The Texas Comptroller’s Office reported sales tax revenues up more than 5 percent in Longview and about 6 percent in Kilgore.
Composite Fluid Transfer, LLC is moving against the stream of conventional pipe development. However, they hope their bold move will bring a downpour in profits as they settle into their plant in Synergy Park of Kilgore, Texas.
The young company has spent the last 15 months perfecting a composite pipe they believe will revolutionize the water transfer industry. Throw in incentives and lease space in the industrial park from Kilgore Economic Development Corporation, and they may have a product that’s ready to flood the market.
Because the pipe is lower in weight and lower in cost than traditional HDPE, investor expectations are high for expansion.
Amanda Nobles, Kilgore Economic Development Center executive director, is looking toward a trip to California this summer with the intent of recruiting out-of-state businesses to move to East Texas.
In July, she’ll travel with other members of the North East Texas Economic Alliance, including representatives from other East Texas cities like Athens, Commerce, Mt. Pleasant, Palestine and Sulphur Springs.
According to Nobles, the group was formed late last year with the intent of attracting out-of-state businesses to the area.