A company that produces circuit card assemblies and cable and fiber harnesses for the aerospace industry, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing will establish an $8 million manufacturing facility in Kerrville, Texas. The company plans to create 200 jobs.
"It is great to work with Texas, and specifically Governor Abbott," said Don Hedger, President and CEO of Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, Inc. "KMM greatly appreciates the pro-business environment of Texas. We look forward to a continuing relationship with the inviting community of Kerrville. It is clear that the Kerrville Economic Development Corporation is innovative, forward thinking, and community value minded. We also remain thankful to the Texas Workforce Commission who does so well to help our emerging workforce needs. Great leadership. Texas is great to work with, and the Hill Country is a special place."
Texas Enterprise Fund provided a grant of $903,000 to the company as an incentive.
"Texas is a leader in aerospace and aviation, and we are proud to welcome KMM's new manufacturing facility to the Kerrville community," said Governor Greg Abbott. "Texas’ welcoming economic climate continues to attract the best and brightest from all sectors thanks to our strong workforce, low taxes, and reasonable regulations. I know that this new facility will strengthen Texas' aerospace and aviation sector."
"Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing represents a very significant opportunity to add hundreds of well-paying jobs to the Kerrville market," said Greg Richards, President of the Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation. "As a Tier-1 supplier, it is certainly within the realm of possibilities this project will attract other clean industry jobs. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to welcome a project like Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing to our city. I expect EIC’s investment in this project to catalyze significant growth in our tax base, helping to bring in quality commercial development that will ease some of the tax burden off of individual taxpayers. Further, the number of employees expected to be hired by KMM will bring significant employment opportunities to our community."
"Significant factors in the site selection process of KMM include the Texas Enterprise Fund award as well as Kerrville’s open-for-business climate," said Gilberto Salinas, Executive Director of the Kerr Economic Development Corporation. "Both, the capital investment and job creation commitment from KMM solidify the fact that Kerrville provides major companies the tools and resources to compete and succeed in the global aerospace and aviation market. As a result of KMM’s commitment and our community leadership, we will see increased business activity and value-add opportunity for years to come, which was the overall strategy set forth by the Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan."
KMM cable assemblies incorporate first-rate materials to meet precise electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements, and designed for high-grade commercial and military aircraft in order to offer an exceptional balance between performance, rugged construction, light weight and quality.
“Most folks don’t know the significant impact that our local airport has on our economy. It’s one of the best kept secrets I’ve learned since taking office. Hopefully, this gateway opportunity with KMM will be a springboard to attract other similar manufacturers to our area. I believe this a giant step forward and just the beginning of Kerrville and Kerr County realizing our potential as the emerging economic hub of the Texas Hill Country," said Rob Kelly, Kerr County Judge.