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Posted on: February 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Press Release - Kirby-Smith Machinery Opening New Facility in Anna

Last month, the Anna Community Development Corporation (ACDC) in partnership with the Anna Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) purchased an 85-acre tract of land located at the NE corner of State Highway 5 and the Collin County Outer Loop.  The Corporations intend to develop the land into a business park that will increase employment in Anna and diversify the tax base.

Last summer AEDC/ACDC staff received a letter from Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. stating their interest in constructing a new facility north of 380 between Preston Road 1nd Highway 75.  The Anna Community Development Corporation reached out to Kirby-Smith and for the last several months has been working on an economic development agreement that will bring their business to Anna as the first tenant in the new business park.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSMI) is a heavy equipment dealer, headquartered in Oklahoma City, with six locations in Texas and other locations in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.  The company sells, rents, and supports heavy construction equipment, industrial equipment, cranes and other allied products.

Under the terms of an Agreement with the Anna Community Development Corporation, Kirby-Smith will invest $8-million in a new facility, machinery, and equipment on 7-acres of land in the new business park.  In addition, Kirby-Smith will create a minimum of 10 new jobs within 36 months, and anticipates doing more than 10 million in sales the first year in operation which would result in approximately $200,000 in local option sales tax invested back into the community.  Kirby-Smith anticipates the branch will grow quickly and will need to add additional staff resulting in more than 30 employees at this new full service location. 

Kirby-Smith intends to be a community partner supporting community events and partnering with Anna High School for internship opportunities. 

 “Our staff is excited about the opportunity to partner with Kirby-Smith Machinery, and have them as our first tenant in the business park,” says, AEDC/ACDC Chief Administrative Officer, Jessica Perkins.

 Kirby-Smith Machinery’s David Cooper, Manager for Special Projects, adds; “Kirby-Smith Machinery with our 30-year history of customer support is pleased to be expanding in the DFW Metroplex, and this location will add to our ability to better serve our customer base. With this new branch operation, a planned building in Lubbock on a site we already own, and other new site locations, we will continue to better meet the needs of our industry partners in site development, energy and highway building.”


ABOUT ANNA: Anna is a community of approximately 13,000 people located in northern Collin County, about an hour from the DFW Airport.   Anna has experienced rapid growth while managing to retain its small town values, open vistas and friendly atmosphere.  Anna is home to an outstanding school district, beautiful parks, affordable housing, retail shops and services, restaurants, a full service grocery store, doctors, and many other conveniences.  The future of Anna includes a master planned parks system with pedestrian and bike trails that will connect all parts of the city.  Priorities include preservation of undeveloped open spaces, a revitalized downtown, and a healthy local economy.  Anna maintains all the charm that has earned it the designation of Y{our} Hometown. 

ABOUT KIRBY SMITH:  Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. is a leading distributor of heavy construction equipment, industrial equipment and cranes. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Kirby-Smith serves the construction, paving, industrial, aggregate, pipeline/oilfield service, and various other industries with 10 full-service locations, including: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, Lubbock, St. Louis, and Kansas City.  Opening in Anna in 2017.

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