A new company brings jobs to Kilgore
POSTED: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 7:17pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:55pm
KILGORE - Sentry International is calling Kilgore home.
The Kansas based company makes and repairs drilling equipment for oil fields.
Sentry General Manager, Paul Rosenblum said, "The fact this area contains the most dense population of rigs, provides us with a tremendous market base for our services."
Sentry is moving into and renovating the old Kilgore Ceramic Building.
The Kilgore Economic Development Corporation KEDC will pay two percent of Sentry's $2-million investment and $2500 per job, up to 45 jobs.
Kilgore Economic Development Corporation President, Bill Adamson said, "this company has a vision, they're world wide company...a very strong company so we are glad they are coming in."
The best part is work for East Texans.
Rosenblum said, "Our success depends on finding skilled and committed people who are willing to respond any time of the day or night to our customers needs."
And KEDC officials says this is an East Texas stimulation package.
Adamson said, "It brings in more sales tax, ad valorem tax and they are a great company."