PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Editor's note: The video published above is a 2020 KVUE report about Elon Musk bringing The Boring Company to Pflugerville.
Austin-based GT Distributors – which specializes in law enforcement, military products and services, and fire and public safety supplies – is relocating its corporate office and headquarters to Pflugerville.
The Pflugerville City Council Tuesday night approved a five-year agreement between the company and the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. The agreement gives GT Distributors a relocation grant of up to $300,000 if the company invests $11.2 million and brings 105 jobs to the City.
According to the City website, the grant would be broken down into three fiscal years:
- $150,000 in year one
- $75,000 in year two
- $75,000 in year three
In the agreement, GT Distributors is pledging to invest the $11.2 million in year one and relocate 90 full-time jobs with an average salary of $53,000. In years two through five of the agreement, GT Distributors will need to "maintain residency," "maintain its 90 full-time jobs," and add five more full-time jobs, annually, with the average wage of $53,000.
"We welcome GT Distributors as the newest member of our business community and look forward to their continued growth in Pflugerville," said Amy Madison, the city's community development corporation executive director. "Since 1985, the company has had a presence in the Austin region and we are pleased to keep them here providing needed products and ammunition to the Pflugerville Police Department and other first responders, as well as military and public safety professionals."
In the city council meeting, officials said GT Distributors would relocate all corporate operations from a 31,000-square-foot facility at 2545 Brockton Drive in North Austin to a new 70,000-square-foot facility at 828 Meister Lane in the Springbrook Corporate Center in Pflugerville.
“We were looking for a new location that would provide great access, a business-friendly environment, and provide visibility for our employee-owners, vendors, and First Responder customers,” said Jim Orr, president, and CEO of GT Distributors. “We found everything in Pflugerville, and we look forward to working with PCDC and the City of Pflugerville as we build our new headquarters and recruit new employee-owners for our expansion.”
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