Crawford Electric Supply opened in Dallas in 1990 and has 22 locations. Crawford is an electrical and industrial distributor with annual sales of more than $750 million.
“Crawford Electric and our associates are excited to be an integral part of the City of Irving,” said David Jackson, vice president of business development for Crawford. “We believe the addition of our distribution center will add long-term value to the business landscape for the City of Irving and Crawford Electric will be an exceptional asset to the Irving economic community.”
Crawford will construct and occupy a build-to-suite 160,000 square foot building at the southwest corner of Gateway Drive and Westridge Circle. Crawford’s relocation will bring 130 new jobs to Irving and generate $9 million in new tax revenue.
“The relocation of Crawford Electric Supply further underscores Irving’s commitment to industry diversification. We are home to a powerhouse of industries including high tech, energy, aviation, health care and distribution operations,” said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. “We welcome Crawford Electric Supply to our growing list of successful business partners.”
The City of Irving and Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce have been working with Crawford’s commercial real estate representative, Clint McCullah of Transwestern Development Company, since October 2013.
Irving Chamber’s Interim Vice President of Economic Development, Beth Bowman, said Crawford’s relocation to Irving is a significant addition to the city and its growing tax base.
“With Irving City Council’s approval of Crawford’s relocation, Irving continues to showcase its pro-business atmosphere,” Bowman said.“Crawford’s new facility and its associated taxable value to Irving,and 130 new jobs in the city, with potential to hire another 20 to 30 employees, are truly an asset to Irving and our economy.”
Crawford will construct and occupy the new building in Irving by December 2016.
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About Crawford Electric Supply Company, Inc.
In 1990, Crawford Electric Supply opened its first store in Dallas, Texas. Within five years of opening, the store was ranked No. 1 in the twin city market. Crawford grew from one store with $2 million in sales and six employees to $320 million in sales with six locations in Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and College Station). Each location rose to the top of their respective markets within a matter of years. Today, Crawford sales are more than $750 million and the company has 22 locations and is stillgrowing. Crawford is dedicated to serving the commercial construction, industrial, oil and gas, residential and commercial facility markets. Crawford has on-staff experts for the custom residential market, facility maintenance and improvement, energymanagement and safety and tools.
About the City of Irving
Irving is the second city in the nation and the first in the State of Texas to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2012) as well as the first municipality in Texas’ history to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (2011). Irving is the 13th largest city in the state with 227,000 residents and is home to the largest office park in North Texas, where more than 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies are headquartered or have a significant presence. For more information, visit cityofirving.org.
About the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is recipient of the inauguralTexas Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award and is the first 5-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas. The Irving Chamber exists toCREATE economic activity for Irving, ADVANCE more than 1,817 business investors who represent more than 150,000 employees andPROMOTE all of our members, including five Fortune 500 Global headquarters and 19 U.S. Small Business of the Year Award Winners. For more information, visit www.irvingchamber.com.