Synergy Park in Kilgore, Texas, is getting a new manufacturing operation. Camfil USA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the 640-acre industrial park in the Upper East Texas region. Camfil plans to invest more than $50 million in the facility, which will add more than 200 new jobs within five years.
“We extend our most sincere thanks to the KEDC and everyone in the community who has supported our plans to develop this new facility,” said Armando Brunetti, President of Camfil Americas. “Our air filtration and clean air solutions business has been robust for more than a decade, and this new facility will help us improve service levels in the Southwest Region and continue growing.”
This new 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will be Camfil’s seventh in the USA and will be equipped to produce a full range of air filtration products. The new manufacturing operation situated on 43 acres in Synergy Park is scheduled to open in late 2023.
“The new facility in Kilgore is an important puzzle piece in our long-term North American strategy, and it gives me great pleasure that we are now moving ahead with this. My personal and Camfil’s commitment towards clean air for our customers and partners is measured not in years but decades. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship between the great state of Texas, the town of Kilgore, and Camfil.”
Dan Larson, Dept. EVP Supply Chain, SVP Operations of the Camfil Group.
Camfil’s expansion into Kilgore continues Kilgore Economic Development Corporation’s (KEDC) mission to enhance a business climate conducive to job creation and retention, improving the standard of living for Kilgore residents.
“Camfil is an impressive company, and it is an honor they have chosen Kilgore as its newest operating location. The company’s operation adds value to Kilgore in several ways. It is a high-impact project for capital investment and job creation that diversifies our economy and strengthens an international presence. Camfil is a welcome addition to Kilgore and Synergy Park.”
Bob Davis, Jr, Kilgore EDC Board President.
With the growing trends of commercial and industrial facilities focusing on energy savings, sustainability, and health awareness, demand for Camfil air filtration products continues to rise. “Our company was already enjoying strong business momentum before recent events led to an increased awareness in clean air safety,” said Brunetti. “We are fortunate to have found a great location in Kilgore and look forward to investing in our workforce and the community.”
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About Camfil Clean Air Solutions
For more than half a century, Camfil air filtration has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That’s why every step of the way – from design to delivery and across the product life cycle – we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control, and a strong customer focus, we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways – so we can all breathe easier.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 33 manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 30 countries, and about 4,800 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and communities across the world. To discover how Camfil can help you protect people, processes, and the environment, visit us at https://www.camfil.us.
About Kilgore EDC
KEDC is an organization focused on growing and diversifying the Kilgore economy. KEDC staff closed projects that represent more than $144 million in new and retained capital investment and 2,300 jobs in the last five years. It is directed by a five-person board and managed by a staff of four with credentials in economic development and economic development finance. KEDC has won international awards for excellence in economic development and has been selected as the outstanding Texas community of its size in 2001, 2007, 2015, and 2019. In 2020 KEDC was chosen as the outstanding economic development community of its size in the nation