Success Story



Orgill, Inc. has announced that Kilgore will be the site of its next distribution center expansion. The announcement signifies an economic development performance agreement that represents new investment of $29 million and the creation of 83 jobs.

The major reasons Orgill chose Kilgore were the economic climate, the ease of doing business in the region, support from Kilgore and Gregg County, and our satisfaction with local staff. The people were a major difference.
Vic Price, Senior VP Logistics

The company has projected to invest at least $15 million in new construction and property improvements and $14 million in personal property, and to create 83 new jobs in addition to its current roster of 224. In return, Kilgore Economic Development Corporation is projecting incentives up to $1.1 million.  The company is located at 7001 Elder Lake Rd. in Kilgore.

‘Orgill is a quality employer that diversifies the region’s economy,’ said KEDC Board President Bryan Johnston. ‘They have made a significant impact in our community, and we are grateful to be a part of the company’s growth.’

About Orgill: Orgill, Inc. is the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor with projected 2018 sales of $2.5 billion. The privately owned company was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.