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Terrell Businesses Announce Expansion Plans Totaling more than $ 44,400,000

Three Terrell businesses, Madix, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and Walmart Distribution Center, have announced expansion plans totaling $41,400,000 and adding more than 200 new jobs. In addition, Steelway International has relocated to Terrell and expanded operations, resulting in a $3,000,000 investment to the area and creating an additional 30 jobs.

“In all of the years I have been involved with the City of Terrell, we have never seen anything close to the scale of these business expansions,” said Terrell Mayor Hal Richards. “They all are fantastic corporate citizens and I can guarantee these projects will be great for Terrell and Kaufman County. It is a great time to be in Terrell America.”

Madix, a leader in the store fixture industry which has operated in Terrell since 1962, is currently working on a 50,000 square foot expansion of an existing building with a $4,000,000 investment in new construction and equipment. Within the last 60 days, Madix also announced plans to construct a new 100,000 square foot facility with plans to add an additional 200,000 square feet within the next three years. These two expansions will add an additional 10,000,000 to the city’s tax rolls. The facility will be constructed on land owned by Madix, located east of the Terrell Municipal Airport runway. The expansion should add an additional 100 new jobs to the Madix payroll.

“We have enjoyed working with the TEDC to make this mutually beneficial endeavor possible,” said Madix Executive Vice President Sherif Shawari. “We are excited about the opportunity for growth because of the positive impact this expansion will have for the city and our employees.”

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a manufacturer of custom-engineered curtain and window walls, storefronts, skylights and architectural glass, is planning to construct a 73,000 square foot building to house state-of-the-art anodizing equipment. Oldcastle, like their neighbor Madix, began operating in Terrell in 1962. They plan to make a $15,000,000 capital investment on the project, including $5,000,000 for the new building and $10,000,000 for new equipment. The expansion is expected to generate 25 new jobs. Oldcastle has 1,800 locations in 50 states and six Canadian provinces and employees a total of 39,000 people.

“We are extremely excited to partner with the city, the TEDC and the Chamber on this project as we have many times in the past,” said Carol Ohmann, Oldcastle BE Group Human Resource Manager.

Walmart Distribution Center, which provides refrigeration storage and distribution services, also has announced expansion plans for 17,000 square feet of new refrigeration space. The total capital investment for the project is $16,400,000, with $5,700,000 of that in construction costs and $10,700,000 in equipment costs. The project is expected to generate 100 jobs.

Terrell’s newest business partner, Steelway International, LLC, consolidated and relocated to the Metrocrest Business Park in early 2016. Steelway is a premier designer and manufacturer of pre-engineered light gauge steel trusses and wall panels.

“Terrell’s centralized location, proximity to major highways and labor pool, made it the prime place for our industry to locate,” said Steelway President and CEO Kirk Hagler. “This move was made possible by city planners, the Economic Development Corporation and other community leaders, who were all instrumental in facilitating the process.”

Danny Booth, vice president of the Terrell EDC, echoed the mayor’s excitement.

 “These expansion projects at three of our largest industries are a testament to Terrell’s ability to remain a forerunner in economic development in the state,” Booth said.  “During my more than 30-year career in economic development, I’ve never witnessed expansions of this scale occurring simultaneously.”