KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - McClung Energy Services headquarters is no longer based in Longview, but now in Kilgore.
The major move came after the company's demand increased. The energy service provider says they saw a need for more employees and more space.
The move lead to the creation of 25 additional jobs and the company is still hiring.
"We knew we had to find a facility somewhere, but we definitely wanted to stay in the East Texas area. The city of Kilgore was the best place to move, it's the foundation of oil and gas. And it's something we take to heart," says Chad Roberts, the general manager of McClung Energy Services.
Moving the headquarters to the new city also netted a five year-agreement with Kilgore Economic Development Coroporation.
The organization was originally a one-and-two person operation that was founded by Odis McClung. It was established in 2002 on Johnny Clark Road in Longview.
The energy company is a leader in manufacture and design of both custom and in-stock compressor packages for the natural gas industry.
Their main focus is on gas compression manufacturing. The company creates compressor for the oil and gas industry, and the majority of the equipment primarily used is in field work for artificial gas lift, which takes natural gas, pressures it up, and injects it into a well.