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New! Company locations and expansions

Weldcal, LLC is investing $361,500 in an expansion of its Kilgore facility and is adding up to 5 full-time employees over a period of five years.  In return, Kilgore Economic Development Corporation is reimbursing the company up to $22,000. The company is located at 1309 Energy Dr.
About Weldcal: Weldcal offers superior, personalized service from coast to coast. Weldcal does welding machine calibrations on or off site as well as welding machine repairs, PM Service, welding machine rentals and technical support.  The company also buys and sells used welding equipment.
SCP distributors, LLC is expanding and investing $75,000 and creating 4 new jobs while retaining 7.  The company is located in Synergy Business Park at 2002 Synergy Blvd.  KEDC has pledged up to $12,300 to aid the company’s expansion in Kilgore.
About SCP Distributors, LLC: Founded in 1993, SCP Distributors LLC has a stellar history of delivering quality products supported by a professional staff of pool industry experts. As the largest slice of the POOLCORP network with over 150 service centers, SCP offers coast to coast operations throughout the continental United States.
Local stores offer an expansive inventory of pool goods including in-ground and above ground pools and parts, spas and pool care products. Each local store stocks a variety of the most recognizable brands in the pool industry, including several private label brands exclusive to SCP.
Focusing on the multitude of wholesale consumers in need of its products and services, SCP is able to cater to the experts in the field – pool builders, remodelers, servicers and independent retailers. The company is uniquely positioned to provide marketing and sales support to these sectors and currently offers a wide range of dealer support programs to bolster sales, grow the customer’s business and, in turn, grow the industry. 
AREA Engineering Solutions has leased 10,836 SF in the KEDC Advanced Technology Center.  The company will be investing $120,000 in personal property as well as $55,000 in inventory initially.  They plan to hire eight employees the first year as well as students attending the Kilgore College Advanced Welding Academy as interns.
About AREA Engineering Solutions: AES commonly performs brazing, manufacturing and engineering for various types of customers, frequently taking on their more difficult and or costly assemblies as well as steady production lines.   The Kilgore facility will manufacture automated capital equipment for various industries. 
According to the company’s website, AREA Engineering Solutions understands the theories of technical experience, by optimizing all of the components and variables that result in high yield Aluminum Brazing. AES will operate a brazing facility offering industry-leading brazing capabilities supported by an excellent management team & dedicated workforce, along with the industry’s top engineering and brazing expert.
“It is exciting to approve these performance agreements and recognize those who are creating jobs for Kilgore.” said KEDC President Ty Sharp.  “The board is eager to invest in the Kilgore economy.”
About KEDC: KEDC is an organization focused on growing the Kilgore economy and funded by a dedicated sales tax approved by voters. It is directed by a five-person board and managed by a staff of four with certifications in business retention and expansion, economic and community development and economic development finance.  KEDC has won international awards for excellence in economic development.