One of the nation’s largest environmental laboratories calls Kilgore home: Ana-Lab is closing in on 60 years since the ‘Complete Service Laboratory’ first started testing samples in a backyard, bumper-pull trailer.
For a company focused on crafting caps, Closure Systems International’s production in Kilgore can’t be stoppered – according to the latest estimate, by year’s end the East Texas manufacturing operation aims to ship out the door more than 14 billion closures.
The efforts of Kilgore EDC and local officials streamlined Drilltools’ efforts to put down roots in the city, trimming the timeline to half of what it would normally take to establish a similar manufacturing operation.
HOLT CAT is a regional dealer of Caterpillar products with locations throughout South, Central, North and East Texas. HOLT CAT is the largest Cat dealer in North America, with Kilgore’s 55 employees being part of a much larger workforce totaling over 3600 across the state.
Merritt Preferred Components is closing in on a century as one of the manufacturing cornerstones of Kilgore, and Kilgore Economic Development Corporation is glad for the role the organization has been able to play in assisting the locally-owned and operated company – helping Merritt drive strong roots even deeper into the bedrock of this community.
Founded in 1847, Orgill, Inc. is the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor. Orgill serves more than 11,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, pro lumber dealers, and farm stores in the U.S. and Canada and to more than 50 countries outside of North America.