• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


Keepbrite Refrigeration Expands Kilgore, Texas, Operations

Commercial refrigeration manufacturer Keepbrite Refrigeration plans to relocate and expand operations in Kilgore, Texas. The $55 million project is expected to create 60 jobs over the next ten years.

The 470,000 square-foot facility, which will eventually be expanded to more than 1-million-square-feet, will be located on Synergy Park's Alliance Way.

"Founded in 2008 in Longview with just 18 employees, Keeprite Refrigeration, Inc. has grown dramatically over the years," said Frank Xu, Executive Vice President of Keepbrite Refrigeration. "Today, we boast a dedicated team of nearly 200 professionals. Our collaboration with Keeprite Refrigeration in Canada has positioned us at the forefront of the commercial refrigeration industry in North America. The new facility will serve as a beacon for technical innovation and is expected to further enhance our product offerings and customer service. It represents our confidence in the future and our commitment to investing in our people and communities."

The City of Kilgore and Kilgore College initially awarded abatement incentives to Tersco Property Management / Keeprite Refrigeration. Additionally, Gregg County offered rebate-based tax incentives.

"They want their employees in the spotlight," noted Kilgore EDC Executive Director Lisa Denton. "I think that speaks volumes about their company culture. This particular, small piece of Synergy Park is more of a green space, with topography issues and other challenging elements that would make traditional development difficult, but it happens to be perfect for the employee-and-family use Keeprite Refrigeration has in mind.”

National Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Products Canada Corp., is a North American manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products marketed under the KeepRite Refrigeration brand name. Products include specialized applications in food storage and processing, industrial process cooling, including evaporator coils, condensing units, condensers, heat transfer and heat recovery and air conditioning products.

Exclusive Research