Twin Disc said that it has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Lufkin, Texas. The company said in a statement the facility will also serve as a global distribution center. It is set to open in January, 2020.
The 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will focus on producing power take-offs and clutches for heavy-duty industrial equipment. It will also be a distribution center for all new products coming from European operations to the United States, including marine transmissions.
"We've seen tremendous growth in our business across all markets, and to keep up with the increasing demand, we need to expand our production capacity," said John Batten, president and CEO, in the statement. "This facility will allow us to streamline our supply chain with a global distribution center."
The company plans to hire 20 to 30 people in the first year. It will grow the Lufkin workforce as business increases. Assembly workers, material control employees, and logistics specialists are some of the positions Twin Disc will seek to fill.
"This facility represents an investment in our company, as well as an investment in the Lufkin community," Batten said. "All told, the facility adds 50,000 square feet of production space, as well as job creation in the Lufkin area."