Savannah Tarbet

City Council Votes in Support of New Business Attraction

Approval ushers in the creation of 80 new full-time jobs

Today, the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to support attracting Torkworx to Amarillo. This ratification comes after the approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on July 19, 2021. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement to allow Torkworx to hire 80 new full-time employees over two years. 

Kevin Corley, President of Torkworx, emphasized, “The Wind Energy Services market is our primary focus, and Amarillo provides a great location to service our growing customer base. We are thrilled with the prospect of employing the skilled services of the surrounding community. We consider Amarillo to be at the doorstep of this burgeoning industry.”

“We’re thrilled that Torkworx has decided to expand in the Amarillo market,” Kevin Carter, President & CEO of the Amarillo EDC, said. “The Amarillo area is an ideal location for this industry because of the concentration of turbines within the Panhandle. This project also allows for us to assist in the growth of Amarillo’s workforce by attracting qualified employees with a relocation incentive.”

Since 2008, Torkworx LP has become a market leader in providing torque and tension solutions to the Power Generation Industry specifically focused on the Wind turbine sector. Torkworx originally built its reputation on supplying the industry with world-class industrial controlled bolting equipment, but today has grown its offering to include wind turbine services supporting the astronomical growth of the Wind industry.

The EDC agreement allows for a relocation reimbursement incentive for up to 80 employees to expand Amarillo’s workforce. Torkworx expects to hire 15 full-time equivalent positions in 2021 and expanding hiring efforts by the second year of operation. The field service office located off South Coulter in Amarillo will be Torkworx’s second location and the company’s headquarters in Spring, Texas.