TX: Let's Gel to Open New Mfg Facility in Waco, Create Jobs
18 Dec, 2014
Let's Gel, Inc., an Austin-based company, announces it has acquired a 64,000-square-foot manufacturing facility location along Precision Drive. Let's Gel, a developer of gel-filled floor comfort mats, has a mission to offer best-of-class ergonomic solutions that provide unmatched comfort and health benefits to improve everyday life both at home and in the workplace.
Prior to this facility, production services were provided by a third party manufacturer. The Waco facility marks the company's entrance into internal manufacturing, part of its strategy for vertical integration. H. Bland Cromwell served as the broker for the real estate transaction.
Founded in 2004, owner Robb McMahan, an engineer by trade, wanted to create an anti-fatigue flooring solution for his wife, Lisa, due to the pain she experienced from cooking Thanksgiving dinner one year.
"Waco was chosen for its central location, skilled workforce and a commitment from the area city business leaders in driving the local economy. We are very excited that Waco will be the exclusive manufacturer of our premium line of comfort mats," said Robb McMahan, founder and CEO of Let's Gel, Inc.
Let's Gel's capital investment of $3,500,000 includes building purchase and improvements, as well as investments in machinery and equipment. The company will create 35 jobs over a three year period.
"McLennan County is very pleased that Let's Gel will begin its internal manufacturing here in Waco," said McLennan County Judge Scott Felton. "It is a very exciting time for McLennan County and our economy."
"We welcome Let's Gel to Waco and are excited about the jobs that will be created over the next three years," said Waco City Manager Dale Fisseler. "More and more companies are relocating to this area in the heart of Texas and our focus on quality of life projects in our community will make sure that they will be glad they did."
Since production began, Let's Gel has sold more than 2 million mats to the residential, commercial and medical markets through direct sales at GelPro.com and through leading online, catalog and brick and mortar retailers, including Bed Bath and Beyond, JCPenney, Belk and more.
About Let's Gel
Let's Gel Inc. (LGI) is a highly innovative consumer-products company focused on providing life-enhancing comfort flooring solutions in both the residential and commercial space. The company's primary brands include GelPro, which is the original gel-filled comfort mat, and NewLife, which is the only anti-fatigue mat made from eco-friendly Bio-Foam. The company is based in Austin, TX and sells its products direct at GelPro.com and through leading online, catalog, and brick and mortar retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, JCPenney, and Belk. All of the company's products are manufactured in the U.S.A.
To learn more about Let's Gel, please visit the company's website at GelPro.com.
About Greater Waco
Greater Waco is located in McLennan County, Texas along the Interstate 35 corridor and is home to more than 14,000 companies, 234,906 people and a regional workforce of approximately 320,000. To prepare and market the Greater Waco region for the businesses and jobs of the future, Greater Waco is strategically positioned with centralized access to Dallas and Austin (90 miles) and Houston and San Antonio (185 miles).
Since 2006, Greater Waco has seen more than $965 million in new capital investments and $596 million in riverfront and downtown development, making it an attractive place to live, work and play. Greater Waco is landscaped with top-rated higher educational institutions, including Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College Waco.
The Greater Waco Chamber leads economic development efforts for the area, targeting five key industries for growth, including: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Health Care, Professional and Financial Services and Supply Chain Management. For more information, visit WacoChamber.com