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Z Modular to locate in Killeen, Texas, bringing 250 jobs to the area

By Rich Rozycki
on October 11, 2018

CHICAGO (October 11, 2018) — Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, announced today it has purchased the 230,000-square-foot building at 710 Swanner Loop in the Killeen Industrial Park in Killeen, Texas. The new facility will manufacture American-made steel-framed modules for a variety of markets, including hospitality, university student housing and affordable multifamily housing.

“We’re excited to be openly welcomed into this community,” said Douglas Henriquez, general manager of Z Modular, “and will rely on the local, highly skilled workers to run our innovative approach to traditional building methods.”

“I am proud to announce that our economic development team has secured another major employer for the Killeen area. This is the latest in a series of businesses to locate or expand in our city over the past few years. This is clearly indicative of the hard work of the KEDC, as well as the favorable business climate in our city,” noted Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra.

The company expects to hire up to 250 highly skilled workers within three years, and will utilize steel-related materials including steel hollow structural sections for the frame, steel conduit for electrical raceways, and steel pipe for mechanical applications. These products are manufactured in the United States by Zekelman Industries, the parent company of Z Modular.

Current job listings can be found at zekelman.com/careers

For more information about Z Modular, please visit z-modular.com

About Z Modular

Z Modular is a one-stop shop for modular buildings and services that utilizes a self-bracing structural system that allows for more factory completion than other modular construction systems. We help building developers reduce the cost of design, fabrication and building assembly with fully finished modular buildings — that’s how we MAKE IT eZ.

About the Killeen Economic Development Corporation (KEDC)

The mission of the KEDC is to promote the development of commercial, industrial, and manufacturing enterprises to promote and encourage employment and the public welfare. They also are charged with the responsibility of working closely with the Killeen Industrial Foundation and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

KEDC has secured the following companies to attract, retain or expand their operations in the Killeen Business Park: 84 Lumber, Aegis Communications, Atmos Energy, AT&T Transtech (shortly thereafter known as Convergys), Bell Glass, Central Transportation System ,First National Bank Texas, Longhorn International (now known as Kyrish Government Group), the M/A/R/C group, MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. (MPCA), Oakwood Homes, Pepsi, Raytheon, Roger Ward North American Van Lines, Sallie Mae, Stewart & Stevenson, West Teleservices, Z Systems, and others.

 About Zekelman Industries

Zekelman Industries includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Hayes Modular, Picoma, Sharon Tube, Wheatland Tube, Western Tube and Z Modular. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. Zekelman Industries delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers’ success.

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