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Camfil USA, Inc. Announces Plans to Build New Air Filtration Manufacturing Facility in Kilgore, Texas

by Vince Varela, on Dec 14, 2021 8:30:40 AM

RIVERDALE, NJ, December 13, 2021 – Camfil USA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, announces plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Synergy Park located in Kilgore, Texas. Working closely with Site Selection Group, LLC and KEDC (Kilgore Economic Development Corporation), 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 manufacturing facility will be Camfil’s seventh in the USA and will be equipped to produce a full range of air filtration products. The 350,000-square-foot facility will occupy 43 acres and 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,” notes Dan Larson, Dept. EVP Supply Chain, SVP Operations of the Camfil Group. “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.”

Camfil’s expansion into Kilgore aligns with KEDC’s mission to enhance a business climate that is 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,” states Bob Davis, Jr, Kilgore EDC Board President. “The company’s operation adds value to Kilgore in a number of ways. It is a high-impact project for capital investment and job creation that diversifies our economy and strengthens an international presence here. Camfil is a welcome addition to Kilgore and Synergy Park.”

Demand for Camfil air filtration products continues to rise with the growing trends of commercial and industrial facilities focusing on energy savings, sustainability, and health awareness. “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.”

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 in communities across the world. To discover how Camfil can help you to 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.  In the last five years KEDC staff closed projects that represent more than $144 million in new and retained capital investment and 2,300 jobs. 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 selected as the outstanding economic development community of its size in the nation.

About Site Selection Group

Site Selection Group is a leading provider of global location advisory, economic incentive and corporate real estate services. Our purpose is to deliver conflict-free solutions that enable our clients to make a positive impact in their communities. Our mission is to connect companies to the optimal locations through our integrated service offerings which include: Location Advisory Consulting, Economic Incentive Services, Corporate Real Estate Services and Economic Development Consulting. For more information, visit: www.siteselectiongroup.com.

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