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[REL] 100 New Jobs for Lockhart Near SH-130

January 23, 2018

For Immediate Release

Dailey Electric, Inc., Expands to Lockhart, Creates 100 Jobs

Lockhart, Tex. – College Station-based Dailey Electric, Inc., will open a 9,100-square foot facility on six and half acres in Lockhart, Texas. The company has purchased a property at the intersection of SH-130 and Maple Street and expects to grow to 100 electrical construction employees in over five years. The facility is located at 2201 Maple Street and is the latest company to choose a site along SH-130 to better serve the growing Central Texas marketplace.

The Lockhart facility will handle the electrical contracting work in Lockhart and the surrounding areas. The SH-130 toll road, which connects Austin to San Antonio with an 85 MPH speed limit, and the access to talent were large factors in the company’s decision to expand to the city.

“Lockhart was a perfect fit for our company,” said Dailey Electric, Inc. President Chris Dailey. “Located near the SH-130 toll road and in a high-growth market, Lockhart is the ideal setting for our third electrical contracting facility. With the availability of talented, qualified electricians and the business-friendly atmosphere in the City of Lockhart, we knew we were making a strategic business decision.”

Dailey Electric is committed to industry excellence and workforce development, including a collaboration with the Independent Electrical Contractors Association and Blinn College for apprenticeship training using cutting-edge technology for estimating, CAD layout and 3D building information modeling, and houses a 10,400 square feet prefabrication facility in College Station. The company hopes to pursue similar partnerships and programs with Lockhart-area workforce developers.

Founded in 2003 by Chris Dailey, the company has grown to three facilities including one in Houston and their headquarters in College Station. 

“Dailey Electric is a welcome addition to the Lockhart community,” said Lockhart Mayor Lew White. “This facility’s calculated move to a location with future-focused infrastructure and abundant talent puts it at an advantage.  We look forward to Dailey Electric joining our community as a new corporate citizen.”

About Dailey Electric, Inc.

Based in College Station, Texas, Dailey Electric, Inc., has been performing electrical construction and service/repair work since 2003. With locations in Bryan-College Station, Houston, and Lockhart, Dailey Electric’s team of experienced contractors have completed contracts of all types; including design-build, design-assist, negotiated, hard-bid, guaranteed-maximum-price, and cost-plus. Visit daileyelectric.comfor more information.

About Lockhart Economic Development Corporation

The Lockhart Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a Type B sales tax community that collects a dedicated sales tax to reinvest towards the attraction, retention, and creation of new, higher quality, higher paying jobs.  The resulting increase in property and sales tax will facilitate the growth and diversification of the economic base, as well as increase the prosperity of this historic, authentic Texas community. To contact the Economic Development Department, call 512-398-3461 or emailecodev@lockhart-tx.org.

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501c6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs for all with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to promote sustainable, responsible and comprehensive economic development in the greater San Marcos region by implementing a five-year economic development strategic plan. Visit greatersanmarcostx.com for more information.

 

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Contact:

Ashley Gossen, Director of CommunicationsGreater San Marcos Partnership

O: (512) 393-3400 | C: (512) 781-2074 | E: ashleyg@greatersanmarcostx.com