KW International To Expand Operations To Columbus
The Columbus Community and Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) welcomes KW International to the Texas Crossroads Industrial Park. KW International, which manufactures oil and gas production and process equipment, is expanding to their newly acquired 50-acre site in the Texas Crossroads Industrial Park located in Columbus. KW International, with its headquarters located in Houston, was started in 1960 by Chairman Ken Wind. Planning of the full 50-acre tract is in the early conceptual stage and it is anticipated that the site will be built in a two-staged process. The initial phase of the development will be the first fabrication building which would employ approximately 40 people and is expected to be operational in 12 to 18 months. It is designed to be a state-of-the-art facility specifically for manufacturing various products from the wellhead to the pipeline. Fully built out, the property will include additional fabrication, office and ancillary buildings with an employment capacity of over 120 people.
“We are very excited to be expanding our business in Columbus and the opportunity to better serve our customers both in Texas and nationally,” says Kurt Wind, KW International president and chief executive officer. “We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the city of Columbus officials and the members of the board of the Texas Crossroads Industrial Park for their warm welcome and diligent efforts addressing our growth plans. KW International is looking forward to creating new jobs in the Columbus area and becoming a stellar corporate citizen in Columbus.”
KW International has opened an interim facility in Columbus while the permanent location is constructed.
CCIDC President Lori An Gobert spoke about the addition of KW International to the Industrial Park in Columbus and how it is great news for the city. “We are happy to bring this multi-million dollar facility, new jobs and additional tax base to Columbus,” says Gobert. “This project brings forward the economic development goals set forth in the 4B sales tax passed by the citizens of Columbus. We look forward to many years of partnership with KWI.”