September 8, 2020

TEMPLE, TEXAS (September 8, 2020) – The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) today announced the relocation of Lengefeld Lumber Company, LLC, from its current location at 8 North 13th Street in Temple, Texas to a 15.35-acre lot in Temple’s Central Pointe Industrial Park.

The Temple EDC collaborated with the City of Temple and KPA Engineers to launch this $5.2 million project designed to expand Lengefeld Lumber’s current business operations. The new location in Central Pointe Industrial Park will expedite services and increase access to the third-generation, family-owned lumber yard, which has been in continuous operation in Temple since 1951.

“Thankfully, the only reason we need to move is because our current location can no longer support the volume of business we supply,” says Bruce Walker, owner of Lengefeld Lumber and grandson of the company’s founders, Selma and Ed Lengefeld. “As Temple continues to grow, we have seen tremendous benefits from that and are eager to see how our operations expand as a result of the improved location and infrastructure in Central Pointe Industrial Park.”

The move will allow for the job creation and retention of 43 positions at the company from skilled workers and laborers averaging a salary of $59,000 per year. The sale of the 15.35 acres closed at $412,000.

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(Pictured above is the 15.35-acre lot, now home to Lengefeld Lumber Company. Source: Temple EDC)

The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the designated economic development entity for the City of Temple, Texas. Temple EDC strengthens relationships, builds partnerships, and provides solutions that cause entities to choose Temple.

Temple is Central Texas’ burgeoning community where location, infrastructure and workforce converge in one of Texas’ most cost-competitive markets. Temple provides unparalleled access via I-35, combined with a highly competitive cost of living and doing business.

For companies looking to leave behind the higher costs and congestion of metros, Temple offers more “bang for your buck” from housing to operating costs and the ability to make an impact in a community on the cusp of significant growth. Home to 1,600 acres of shovel-ready land prime for development, Temple is a launchpad for companies at the crossroads of I-35 and the planned I-14, slated to run from El Paso to Georgia. Served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF), Temple offers robust freight distribution infrastructure, and easy access to Austin Bergstrom International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Corporate trailblazers who choose Temple will find themselves in good company. McLane Company, Baylor Scott & White Health, Wilsonart International, McLane Group, Reynolds Consumer Products, PDI and Artco-Bell Corporation are just a few of the many industry leaders that have already established headquarters and major operations in Temple.

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