Kval Inc., a manufacturer of advanced door machinery, is partnering with Titan Development in a major expansion of Kval’s production beyond California. The partnership opens brings Kval to Hutto, Texas, where Titan and Kval are designing and building a 52,500-square-foot, build-to-suit facility that will improve Kval’s ability to service its surging business in Texas and elsewhere.

“Our investment in the new Hutto facility is a direct reflection of our unwavering commitment to our customers,” said Nate Kvalheim, president of Kval. “Extended lead times have been a hindrance for far too long and, as our market continues to grow, this expansion—with its state-of-the-art facility, dedicated people, and our time-tested processes—is indicative of the demand for our high-quality machinery and our desire to meet that demand.”

For Titan, the partnership is confirmation that their facilities and location are prime manufacturing real estate.

“We are delighted to welcome Kval as the first tenant at our newly launched Titan Innovation Business Park Phase 2 to help them expand their business. Their choice of Hutto and our industrial property is more confirmation of the strong demand for well-located industrial space in the Austin MSA. This is the fifth industrial project funded by our Titan Development Real Estate Fund II, which focuses on investments in industrial and multifamily. We look forward to partnering with other new tenants at Innovation Business Park as we build out the additional 100 acres we have acquired for industrial development,” said Joe Iannacone, vice president of development at Titan.

Mayor Mike Snyder noted that with the City of Hutto being located near prominent rail lines and Austin Bergstrom International Airport, this site is easily accessed from both State Highway 130 and the Interstate 35 corridor via U.S. Route 79. Hutto is ideally situated north of Austin within the Austin MSA, providing convenient access to a population of more than two million residents.

“Hutto leadership is successfully working to bring innovative, tech-savvy companies to our growing city,” Mayor Snyder said. “We’ve been looking for strategic light-industrial projects like this that want to relocate to Hutto to scale up their operations and speed up their distribution. Hutto is the perfect place to advance and grow within this hot regional market.”

This development represents Kval’s first expansion beyond California since the company was founded in 1947. The new facility is expected to reduce lead times and increase production capacity to better serve its customers, many of whom are located in Texas. As a result, Kval officials predict the company will have the capacity to double its residential pre-hung door machinery output to support the company’s increased market share and growth.

The new facility will house a full production staff and on-site machining operations, as well as a secondary parts inventory warehouse, all complementing company headquarters facility in Petaluma, Calif. The plant is expected to add more than 80 high-quality jobs over the next three years in Hutto and the surrounding Austin region.

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